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As we embark of the second semester of 2021, we are looking forward to our students settling into their daily learning routines quicky. Please continue to pray for a safe and meaningful school term.
As a school that seeks to glorify God and a community that trusts in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, I was recently reminded again what a great God we are serving and the hope that He provides us with in all circumstances. The Bible Society Australia provides great resources for daily readings, devotions and prayer and I wanted to share a simple but profound reminder by artist and author Sarah Raiter as she wrote yesterday:
“Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.” (Isaiah 40:15-17)
Pooof! He blows on the nations; they wither and disappear into the wind.
In a similar vein are the following two verses:
“He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.” (Isaiah 40:23-24)
Pooof! We’ve heard that before (vs6-8). The author likes this picture. I do too. Inspired by this idea I created a huge (60x120cm) spider’s web out of gold thread. You can’t imagine how long it took. But what are the labours of life, compared to God? Tedious spiders’ webs? Pooof! COVID affairs? Poooof! The stock market? Pooof!
What are other nation’s aggressive plans, compared to God’s plans? Nations are specks of dust. Pooof!
We worship Almighty God, dynamic in history.
In what way does this perspective change our outlook today?
With five classes moving into brand-new classrooms on Monday, our hearts are full of gratitude for what God is doing in and through Emmaus. Let us therefore give thanks and praise to him, our almighty and sovereign God. He gave us the gift of faith, through Jesus Christ sets us free from the bondage of sin and empowers us daily by his Holy Spirit to continue on if faith, trust and hope.