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Words of Encouragement

March 17th, 2020 by Becca Tellinghuisen

As we navigate these strange times together, we want to assure you of our prayers and encourage you in your efforts to adjust to a new normal. While there is some irony in our intentionally low-tech school going online, our teachers are working hard to continue to partner with you to care for your children’s minds, bodies, and spirits. We are praying for patience, peace, and wisdom, and for all to be able to establish good routines including time for schoolwork, reading, chores, indoor and outdoor play, and individual and family devotions.

We are praying especially for those on whom the COVID-19 crisis has placed heavier burdens. If you would like to be part of our Prayer Team or have any requests or praises you would like the team to bring to our Lord, please contact Mrs. Poortenga. It has been our practice since the founding of the school to meet in daily Morning Prayer, including a Psalm and other Scripture. We hope that you will continue in this practice together in your homes. While our minds are so easily filled with concerns, let us take comfort together in God’s Word.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging….”Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11

“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:25-27

May the peace of the Lord be with you.