Asked and Answered

Asked and Answered

This week, I shared a story with our teachers about my soon-to-be three year old son. Several hours after I read him some passages from the book of Psalm, he asked me “Dad, what is the Bible trying to tell us?” He had clearly been thinking about what we had read for a while, but it was the way he phrased the questions that got my attention.

In times of crisis, we often ask God questions about what He is doing, why He is doing it, and why it is happening to us. We know, however, that those answers are already there for us and can be found through His word. The problem is God, through his word, usually answers our questions with statements of faith. It’s so easy to spend time with Him, and then forget about his answers to us as we go about the rest of our day.

In Psalm 27, God has a few answers He wants us to remember. The Psalmist reminds, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear.” He states, “Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me on a level path.” David tells us to “Wait patiently for the LORD; be strong and courageous.” Last, he states “Still I am certain to see the goodness of the LORD.”

As a community of God we shout out with David; there is nothing to fear. We ask God to teach us and show us where He wants us to go. We ask that we find patience and strength individually and as a community. We remember that we are certain to see the goodness of the Lord.

As I have met with our families this week, I have done my best to answer your questions and ease any concerns. But, the only real answer to the question about the future of the school is “we trust in God”. Not only that, but as a school, we believe in our mission: to bring kids to Jesus while educating them for the future. We know that whatever hardship we face, God is with us. My prayer is for you, like David, that goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life. May we always stop and listen to what God is trying to tell us.

With Him, we have nothing to fear.

Stay Safe, God Bless.

Justin Groff