Monday, April 20, 2015

It is almost the end of the school year

A mouse and an elephant were best friends. They hung out all the time, the mouse riding on the elephant’s back. One day they crossed a wooden bridge causing it to bow, squeak and sway under their combined weight. After they were across, the mouse mesmerized by their ability to make such an impact said to the elephant, “we sure shock up that bridge didn’t we?”

There are several lessons we can learn from this story. We can call the mouse arrogant, naïve or prideful; but I think the point is that the mouse didn’t comprehend how big and powerful his friend was. In the same way we are like the mouse who cannot grasp how big our God is. We also tend to credit ourselves after a hard day of work forgetting we couldn't have done without the Big Man upstairs.

It’s being an amazing year in the dorm and the school but all glory goes to God for that. Even in the midst of severe injuries (Silas), God was still in control and He showed us that through the community rallying to support Silas and the dorm as he recovers. By the way he is healing well and should be back to his normal routine soon.

However, what I have enjoyed the most is watching how the students have grown spiritually. I have seen students who didn’t pray before going to bed pray now. I have a student who reads his bible every night. During devotions, I have observed how some respond to questions or contribute on certain topics, and most of the time I am impressed. The most encouraging nonetheless is watching them put the knowledge the gain from church, school and in the dorm into practice.

Also, Lustre Christian High School celebrated its 50th annual Schmeckfest last month. The festival was a huge success and I was amazed at how the community came together to make the festival a memorable one. Every person in the community had a role to play and it was neat to see how unity makes Lustre unique.

As we round up the school year, please pray that we will finish strong. Pray for the seniors who will be graduating for God’s guidance and direction as they transition to wherever God calls them to be.