Recently I stopped in at the TD Bank across from Heritage to make a transaction. One of the tellers working the line that afternoon was a young man who usually has a friendly greeting for me.
On this day he asked, “So how are things at the school?”
“Great,” I replied.
He surprised me by responding, “Are you just saying that to be positive?”
I answered, “Well, I have to admit that schools like Heritage are facing challenging times. But we have a group of students who are sharp and vibrant. I have some of them in my preaching course and I love it. So things are great.”
What he said next still has me smiling.
He turned to the teller next to him and said, “I can always tell the ones who go to the ‘God school.’ They say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ The students from the ‘God school’ are different from others who come in here.”
I’d never heard Heritage called the “God school” before, but I take it as a great compliment. In 2 Corinthians 2:15 the apostle Paul writes, “For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.”
I’m grateful for students who are the aroma of Christ, not just on campus but wherever they go. And I’m banking on the fact the Lord will answer our prayers and direct more sharp and vibrant students our way.