October 15 Home Communicator – Principal’s Note – “Be The Change” – Part 2
I cannot believe that it is already the month of October! Routines are in place and the days are starting to go by quickly. Let’s continue to think about this year’s school theme – Be The Change.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.
Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
When introducing the theme, we wondered about two things:
- why the verse started with the word ‘therefore’, and
- how can we ‘be the change’ if the verse tells us to ‘stand firm’and ‘let nothing move you’?
In my first opening article, I focused on the importance of the word ‘therefore’; in this article, I will focus on unpacking the second ‘wonder’ – how can we ‘be the change’ if the verse tells us to ‘stand firm’and ‘let nothing move you’?
When you first read this verse it feels like it talks more about NOT changing than changing. Maybe thinking about it in another way will help answer that question. The Bible describes us as the salt of the earth. In Matthew 5:15 it says – “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”
I believe God is telling us that he doesn’t want us to be ‘bland’ in our faith. He doesn’t want us to blend in with those that don’t know Him. He wants us to stay ‘salty’. And how do we do this? We keep our ‘saltiness’ by standing firm in the truth of God’s Word – by being immovable in those truths. God wants us to be different, to live in such a way that those around us get a taste of Jesus and want more of Him because of it. “To live” implies action, and that action is to be the change always fully giving ourselves to His work knowing that whatever we do in His name will not be in vain.
Parents, we continue to covet your prayers. Please specifically pray that we look for the opportunities to be the change and though doing so, make others want to be a part of God’s family and do Kingdom work.
Yours in Christ,
Mary Broene, Middle School Principal