Lutheran schools and early childhood services are communities where grace abounds. While recognising the brokenness of humanity, they reflect the unconditional love of the Father, revealed through the saving work of his Son, Jesus.
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There has been a lot of brokenness this term. The restrictions and extra workload caused by COVID have been challenging enough. But the human response to all this has resulted in a massive increase in relational brokenness which, in turn, has led to increased internal brokenness. The booking schedules of counsellors and psychologists are testament to that.
In such challenging circumstances it is quite easy to get sucked in by the voices of fear, judgement and cynicism and further contribute to the brokenness of our communities. As Lutheran Education though, there is something else that we as a community of communities cling to, namely grace. The funny thing about grace is that the more brokenness there is, the more the opportunity for grace to abound.
Yes, we are human and at times the brokenness hurts deeply. But as we continue to focus on the receiving and offering of grace, the door remains open for God’s Spirit to bring about new life within us, the new life that Jesus has won for us.
We have this treasure from God, but we are like clay jars that hold the treasure. This shows that the great power is from God, not from us. We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed. We carry the death of Jesus in our own bodies so that the life of Jesus can also be seen in our bodies. 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
May you know the glorious light of God’s eternal grace that is always there for you. And may you allow that same light continue to shine through you.
Spiritual & Cultural Leader