May 5 Home Communicator – Centered in Him
During these last couple of months, I have found myself at times not being centered. All the many changes and disruptions, stressors, and unknowns caused me to feel unsettled and off-balance. Did any of you feel that as well?
I thought about this for some time because it was not a nice place to be. I wondered – how do I get back to a place of being centered? What does it mean to ‘be centered’? So I looked it up – “Being centered means having a reference point, a place to come back to when life and emotions and stress push you off balance. … Being ‘centered‘ is that kind of dynamic balance point. It doesn’t mean we are always there, it means we always know where to go back to.”
I believe it is during times of unsettledness and uncertainty, times of stress and disruptions that Satan works very hard to keep us distracted from the One on Whom we need to remain focused. I also believe it is during these times when we have the greatest opportunity to become more centered in Christ. What a wonderful gift that is! Christ desires for us to be centered on Him. We are to be Christ-centered people leading Christ-centered lives. When we do this we start to become more like Him. Yes, we are broken people and we live in a broken world. Like the definition says – it doesn’t mean we are always there/centered. We will stumble, fall, and sin which will pull us away from our Center. However, because of God’s promises and grace, we know that when we confess our sins we are again centered and restored in fellowship with Him.
My prayer is that we – the Hudsonville Christian School community – will remain centered on Him as we continue through the rest of this school year and into the months ahead. Let’s continue to shine His light to others through our example of being Christ-centered people. Let’s remember that Hudsonville Christian School is not our school, it is the Lord’s school – grounded in His Word and centered in Christ.
“For Christ’s love compels us,
because we are convinced that one died for all,
and therefore all died.
And He died for all,
that those who live should no longer live for themselves
but for Him who died for them and was raised again.”
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
In Christ alone, my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song.
This Cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace?
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease?
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ, I stand.
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Yours in Christ,
Mary Broene, Interim Superintendent