One of the best ways a school can work with its year theme, is to apply the same in practice. To keep sound wisdom is then a tall order for the teaching staff who are at the front line to demonstrate what that is to our students. And it remains a tall order for us as parents in our family homes.
The question is, So how do we do that? What does it look like? The most important thing is that we start with ourselves and recognise who we are as God’s children. That we know what it means to be saved by grace and to be able to live out of that. This calls for more than head knowledge, which is something we are quite good at. Something a bit more difficult for us is the application of this knowledge into seeing and understanding, and consequently, articulating. We know we are sinful, we know that these sins are forgiven through Christ’s sacrifice. Do we really feel as if we have been rescued from the muckiest ghetto on the road to nowhere, and placed into the royal household of God?
When we are we honestly struck by this, the application of wisdom will flow. Because then we will be more fully conscious in our everyday actions to reflect the Lord’s will in all of life. That is a tall order, and that then becomes a matter of prayer. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians is… that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe…
Let that be our prayer for ourselves, and our teaching staff.
With Christian Greetings,
M Plug, Principal