September 10 Home Communicator -“Be The Change”
Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year! What a great start! God blessed us with a smooth transition back into school! With the first two weeks complete, we look forward to developing a sense of routine. While I know God has promised to always be with us and take care of our needs, I am continually awestruck how this plays out in all experiences and moments of our lives.
The theme for the school year is “Be The Change” which is based on I Corinthians 15:58 —-
“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.”
In the first few chapels at both the elementary and middle school, the theme was introduced to the students. We wondered about two things:
- why the verse started with the word ‘therefore’
- how can we ‘be the change’ if the verse tells us to ‘stand firm’and ‘let nothing move you’.
In this article, I will focus on the ‘therefore’. I will write a future article about how we can be the change while standing firm and not letting anything move us.
When you read this verse that starts with the word ‘therefore’it makes it feel like you walked in on a conversation and only caught the end of it. In order to understand it what it means, you need to see what came before it. The verse before it says “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” When we think about how God gave each of us the victory through Jesus, it changes us. It makes us want to live for HIm. The closer we are connected to Jesus, the more motivated and courageous we can be to ‘be the change’ for Him. Because of what Jesus did for us – coming to earth, dying for us and taking our sins with Him, rising from the grave and conquering death – our response is to give ourselves fully to the Lord’s work and in doing so, be the change.
We eagerly look forward to finding out what more God has planned for us to learn as the school year progresses and for the opportunities to ‘be the change’. 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