March 10 Home Communicator -The sunshine and warmer weather this past week brings many signs of spring! While outside, I noticed my tulips and daffodils starting to poke through the ground. Students at the middle school are starting to dare to go outside for breaks again. Spring leads to vacations, concerts, sports, and renewed busyness in life. For most, this time of year brings energy and excitement; however, these changes bring challenges as well. Focusing on what is most important can easily be pushed aside when busy schedules leave little time for anything else.
This past week I was led to Mark 4, where Jesus told the parable of the sower. In this parable, Jesus explains that in order to accept the Word and properly apply it, we must first be open and receptive of the Word that is being proclaimed. If we want God’s Word to sink into our hearts we must ask God to reveal Himself through His Word and in our lives. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)
During this Lenten season I want to encourage you, just as we do with each of our students, to dig into God’s Word. Despite busy schedules, be energized by the Holy Spirit. Allow Him to reveal Christ through the Word of God. There is nowhere else we can go to receive continued nourishment for our souls.
Justin Knot, Middle School Principal