One day, I received a mind boggling email informing me that my daughter’s latest math assessment had been graded and recorded as a 48%–an F!!
I emailed the teacher asking her for any advice or direction she may have to give. I told her we were doing all we knew to do at home, but clearly Gabrielle needs more support in math given how poorly she performed on this assessment.
The teacher responded to my email with the following:
“She actually did very well she just didn’t do the back at all. I am going to have her complete it but had to grade it as is for now. . . . Thank you for your concern.”
Talk about relieved!! …well kinda…Now I had some new questions: “Is the highest possible grade now a 70% or will she take the average of the two grades? …not to mention: how many of the questions that she did answer were answered correctly??”
The next morning, I spoke with my daughter and told her what happened. I encouraged her saying, “TAKE YOUR TIME! LOOK AT THE ENTIRE PAPER: TOP TO BOTTOM FRONT AND BACK! to be sure you answer all of the questions.” She said OK!
A few days later I logged in to see the new grade. It was a 100%!!! I was like WHAAAAAAT!!
Never did I expect the teacher to completely delete the 48%!! I tried to go back and look for the 48%, and there was absolutely no record of that grade in her list of assessments. All you now see on THAT day regarding THAT assessment is a 100%!
TALK ABOUT GRACE!!
Guess what? You and I earned a “48%” of sorts. The Bible says we were all born in sin (Psalm 51:5). It also says that Christ too was born. He, however, went beyond this miraculous birth and was also crucified, buried, and resurrected, thereby casting our sin, our “48%” as far as the east is from the west never to be brought up against us ever again (Psalm 103:12).
The next time you feel like a failure, condemned, overwhelmed, or lost, remember this: For those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior, the only thing God the Father now sees when He looks upon us is THAT truth regarding THAT gift of having been 100% saved by His blood!
TALK ABOUT GRACE!
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
1 Peter 5:10