Message from Staff
Kia ora kotou,
My name is Amos Pilgrim and I’m the Middle Hub teacher. This term has already been a very busy one, and we already find ourselves in week 4 of 11. This term our focus value is ‘Love-Aroha’, each week we break this huge concept down into more understandable snippets. This week, across the whole school, children will be learning about accepting God’s love for them.
The first thing I like to do is open scripture when starting to learn more about a new topic. Today let’s open our Bibles to 1 Peter 5: 6-7 and read the word.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7
To me this verse says a lot about God and his unfailing love for us. At the start of the verse we see God as all conquering and mighty. However, as it continues we see the caring side of Christ who lifts you up, listens to your worries and cares for you.
I think children can teach us adults a lot about acceptance. Children quickly accept the situation they’re in and move on because; A) the situation is usually out of their control, and B) they could be playing! I think that we can learn from children’s mentality. The sooner we accept God’s unconditional love for us the sooner we can share His love with others through deeds, scripture and prayer.
Have a great week everyone and may God bless you.