What Have We Lost?
I was speaking with a group of high school students this week and we were discussing how we can make something positive out of this semester. My heart breaks for the huge loss and change in culture that our kids are experiencing over the last 11 months. My mind says that there are kids all over the world that have it much worse than our students at this very moment, but it is not the degree of challenge that I empathize with for our kids, it is the magnitude of change from what they saw as normal.
When I am drawn back to focus on God, we have lost nothing that we need because His Word tells us in 2 Peter 1:2-4 that grace and peace are ours in abundance through the knowledge of God and Jesus, and that His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life!
2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
It also says that through His great and precious promises, we may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
When everything in this world seems to be out of control, I run to the one who is in control. God is in control of all I just need to find my purpose and place in what I see as chaos.
Our students will be ok. They are resilient and they are learning to be adaptable. They are accepting that life has challenges (lemons) and they are figuring out how to make lemonade out of those lemons.
Praise God! This gives me hope! Indeed, though the world may appear to be sinking all around us, we serve a risen Christ. And we serve a God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Therefore, we can lose nothing that is found in Him, and in Him we have everything!
Statement on Political Unrest
Traders Point Christian School along with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) condemns the actions of a few extremists in the recent capitol riots. Satan is the author of confusion and division. The actions of these few do not align with the truths of God’s word as found in Romans 12:16-18 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. 17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.