By Dr. Paul Ogborne
We left school singing “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and we returned to days with more daylight and thoughts of spring around the corner. And regardless of everyone’s thoughts and feelings during that extended time at home, we are very glad that we are now TOGETHER again.
It is a blessing to see and hear the joy of laughter and reunited friends sharing stories, and that is just the teachers. The students are heaving a sigh of relief as they once again fall into familiar routines with their friends and their studies. Mind you a few of them mentioned they were still getting used to the early morning wake ups.
School is back, and we have so much to be thankful for as we consider all God has done for us. It is so easy to complain in these times. Have you had any conversation that has not brought up some aspect of the situation we are in? Covid wants to overwhelm us and remove our focus from the author and perfecter of our faith ( Heb. 11). Let's draw a line in the sand and not cross over it. Let's spend more time focused and praising God rather than being overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. The Apostle Peter knew this feeling when he stepped out of the boat and faced the storm up close. It all fell apart for him when he saw the wind and became afraid. My prayer for each one of us is that we will not forget the almighty God we serve.
At times when I feel overwhelmed, I look to music to be uplifted. Here is a song that I recently enjoyed by the artist Crowder called Good God Almighty. An upbeat message about our response to God’s goodness. He is the mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)
Be blessed, be safe.
He is good. He is God. He is Good God Almighty!!!