January 19 Home Communicator –This past week I have constantly been reminded of the change and newness in my life. On a personal level, my wife Jordan, son Josiah, daughter Maggie, and I welcomed a new baby into our family. Michaela has brought an amazing gift to our home, the gift of new life. However, with this new life also comes the challenges and unknown changes in sleep schedules and jealous siblings.
This week we are welcoming new and returning students for the second semester of school. This is a blessing to our school and also for these kids and families. However, this new start also brings with it nerves, the uncertainty of schedules, and new friendship dynamics.
At the middle school, this week has been “changed” with exploratory week and winter camp. Students will get to experience many new things, such as learning how to build a bridge or the steps to making a wall in a house. Nevertheless, with this excitement comes uncertainty and anxiety of the unknown. What will these new classes and experiences look like?
We can look at so many different examples of change and newness around us. While these circumstances can be exciting and joyful, most of the time–if we are honest with ourselves–these situations will bring some sense of anxiety in our lives. Through all life’s changes, we are blessed to have a Savior who does not change! A Savior we can rely on to be with us through all of this change and uncertainty, and who we can look back at through our devotional and Bible readings to see exactly who He is in all circumstances. In all the constant change around us, do not lose sight of this truth and continue to lean on Him in all things.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8.
In Christ, Justin Knot, Middle School Principal