Jesus loved children, and the childlike in us
Our Year 13 Snow camp group returned on Wednesday after a wonderful time on the slopes. We thank Mr Mackay and a hardy group of parents for making this trip a success.
Our assembly yesterday was a celebration of some of our students learning this term. Run by students, it was great to see God’s giftings on display.
Next week is the last week of this term. The current wind and rain is a reminder that although spring is here, we have yet to break free of winter. We pray for fine weather next week.
Our mufti day next Friday is for surf life saving. With summer approaching we are thankful to those volunteers that patrol our beaches dedicated to keeping us safe. We honour them for their commitment, the risks they make take, and pray that our donation will help them in their service.
Jesus honoured children and he hung out with them. He went against the cultural norms of the day when children were associated with dirt, noise and annoying habits, and were seen and not heard. He raised them up as examples for us to aspire to in our own faith. For Jesus, when a child grows up the child inside remains, as long as God’s fullness is released and a mature faith is grown. God gets bigger as our ego gets smaller. (Thanks to Leonard Sweet’s book “The bad habits of Jesus”).
“The greatest person in the kingdom of heaven is the one who makes himself humble like this child. Whoever accepts a little child in my name accepts me. “
Matthew 18: 4-5 (International Children’s Bible)
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