The eyes of faith
Christians don’t live according to circumstances, but rather by faith in a great God. Thus, we look at 2017 through the eyes of faith and we see a triumph and victory in the midst of triviality, foolishness and strife. It is not that we are unaware of the problems — we just don’t let them give direction to our lives! Through the eyes of faith we rejoice in the family that God has entrusted to us, and we press on in God to understand our part in the outworking of His plan for our family.
Although this world’s scenario seems to be becoming more difficult for Christians as we move from a society built upon biblical values to one built upon man’s foolishness, we are actually moving to a society that is common, even the norm, in the history of the church. That history features the persecution of Christians. The point is that most of us have lived in a relatively unusual time bubble in most western nations when Christianity has been acceptable and therefore persecution minimal. But we do need to be preparing ourselves and our families for the historical norm, as we can all see the trend away from the Christian faith taking place at quite an alarming rate.
With that we welcome you to a fresh new year of endeavour in Christian education. I trust your year has begun with you well refreshed in the knowledge that you are right in the centre of God’s will, in either training your family for God’s glory or training a classroom of children in God’s ways.
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