A daily dose of God’s touch in a minute…
Does success depend on a learner’s ability to grasp or is it resting on a teacher’s ability to teach?
With experience, I observed that it is the teaching methodology that brings out the best in a learner which often leads to his or her success.
When Jesus taught, wisdom flowed.
He made His teaching lucid, uncomplicated, and accessible to everyone with a willingness to listen and learn.
Reading through the Gospels you seldom find Jesus in organised, religious settings, instead you find Jesus climbing hills, walking by the beach, at a wedding, in Simon the leper’s home, in Mary and Martha’s house, sitting at Jacob’s well etc.
You also find Him sailing across the lake, in a borrowed boat!
Isn’t it hard to think of the Son of God so down-to-earth, literally?
His teaching technique, style, and the manner with which Jesus performs the miracles gets refreshingly unpredictable.
Take a look at this progression.
He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.- Luke 5:3
What is more intriguing is this; the man, the speaker, the preacher, has no typical platform , no fixed address, no contact details, and is still pulling crowds yearning to listen to Him.
The participants at His meetings do not come across as exemplary people. In fact, you might classify them as mismatched, a bunch of people feeling unworthy and unqualified to even enter holy places or socialize with religious people. At the same time, these appear to be people willing to learn and quick to believe the Master.
It was between such people that Jesus manifested His greatest miracles.
In pragmatic terms, in his own, simple style, He was teaching them a better way of doing life, and even his plainness was genius.
Even today, Jesus the Master continues to teach a better way of living, to those who are willing to listen and quick to believe in the Master’s instruction.