Jesus, our Light and Hope
In Junior School Biblical Studies, we are currently studying a unit named ‘Jesus asks people to join His team’. The memory verse for this unit is, ‘Jesus said, I am the light of the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life’. John 8:12
Our world sometimes seems like a dark and frightening place to be (just watch the evening news); so it’s wonderful to be able to give our children hope. We have been reading stories from the New Testament to learn about friendships that Jesus had with Matthew, Mary, Martha and Lazarus through which He demonstrated unconditional and compassionate love. Jesus said He came for those who need Him, we don’t have to be perfect to have a relationship with Him. He can become our ‘best friend’, a friend who is always there and who can help light our way through life.
In one of my recent lessons we were discussing who we can call upon when we need help. The obvious answers were teachers if we are at school, mums and dads when we are at home. We also talked about who else is in our worlds who can help us and it’s lovely to hear the children list off a network of family and friends that they feel they can trust and rely on. However, sometimes we can’t be there for our children when they need us or we may not know how to help them. This is when we remember how great our God is. He is a light for our path and hope for our future.
Enjoy the coming holiday break with your children. I pray you have opportunities to create great memories together.
Miss Janice Roberts
Deputy Head of Junior School