I love to laugh and sometimes I come across some really weird things in just everyday life that make me laugh. Recently, I ran across some warning labels on products that illustrate what I am talking about. These labels were on the following products and read as follows:
Tractor- “Danger Avoid Death”
Hair Dryer- “Do not use while sleeping”
T-shirt- “Do not iron while wearing shirt”
Sleeping pill- “Warning may cause drowsiness”
As I looked at the list, I not only laughed a lot but also had to stop and wonder why people need such obvious warnings. It was then I was reminded that even in my own Christian walk I need daily reminders of some pretty simple things.
We all need reminders sometimes to be kind to one another and treat people as we would like to be treated. We as Christians can easily get discouraged and so we need constant reminders that Jesus died and rose again so that we might have “life and have it more abundantly.”
God has burdened my heart in recent days for those of our Metrolina family who may be undergoing some difficult circumstances right now and feeling that discouragement that I mentioned. I pray today that you will be reminded of the promises of God such as when He promised “to never leave us nor forsake us.”
I leave you today with a promise to claim. That promise is found in Psalm 40:3 where He tells us that He will “put a new song in the hearts of His children.” For those of you who are a little discouraged today, I pray that the truth of these verses will bring joy and hope to you today!
On another note, I want to spend some time reminding our families of our mission and core values at Metrolina. Our mission is to “lovingly lead and equip our students for Kingdom living.” One of the most important things that I want to share with you about that mission is that we funnel all the decisions and the direction of our school through the lens of that mission. As well, our mission is geared towards achieving student success in the classroom and fostering their spiritual growth. I look forward in the weeks to come to unwrap for you the rest of our values and how they relate to what we do every day in the classroom.
Finally, God has already begun to move powerfully in our first chapel services. I am more excited than ever about our chapel schedule this year. I want to invite all of you to come and join us for chapel when you can. I promise that you will walk away blessed and excited.