Message from Staff
For the first half of this term we are addressing the area of ‘hurts’. This week we are looking at Accidental and Intentional hurts. The topic of ‘hurts’ is huge. At RCS our focus will be on how the children may become hurt through comments or accidental actions and how forgiveness is a part of the healing process that overcomes the hurt and will bring about Peace. However, this is also the area that is often brought up when telling someone about God. How can God allow this to happen…? This is not an easy question to answer and I’m sure all of us have asked the same question at some stage in our lives. From a Christian point of view, we can only rely on God’s promises that He has a plan for each of us and He goes before us and there is a purpose in everything… “we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28).
We know that part of this plan is to ‘stretch’ us to grow our faith. My favourite verse gives me a great deal of comfort at these times:
“13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Cor 10:13
Of course one of the reasons we go through trials is that we learn lessons that help us to assist others when they go through a similar trial…
“3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Cor 1: 3-4
We pray that we can teach the children to be able to comfort each other when they get ‘hurt’, and that the manner in which they can apply this in dealing with the ‘smaller’ hurts of life can be applied when they need to deal with the ‘bigger’ issues in life they will face as they grow.
As a staff we have been really appreciative of the assistance, comfort and support that we have seen shown amongst the parents at our school. When a need has arisen it has often been met by another parent at the school. It’s great to see our school community be built up in this way.
God bless you in all you do.