When you feel most alone, it may be the very moment when you are truly least alone. God is there in your darkest night and coldest wind. He may be so close you cannot see him, but he is there. And perhaps he has chosen this moment to pull you closer to him than you've ever been before. As the Mueller community bids you farewell for another year, please go knowing you are valued and loved here, and our prayers for you and your family over the break are relentless.
Despite the current weather they say ‘Queensland, beautiful one day, perfect the next’ and yet Melbourne at times, cops the heading above ‘Four seasons in one day’. I’m not sure which quote matches where your life situation is right now, yet for many of us, life can feel more like Melbourne weather.
This is life and we want our culture to be one that celebrates, learning, growing, diversity and inclusion of all students at all times. No matter what is happening in our lives, no matter how well or bad things are, He is always calling us to Him and to live a life with Him, free. Free to love, free to learn, free to forgive and free to grow and share.
Students always astound me in their ability to show Grace. We see countless displays of this Grace in the student body in the way they handle challenges, seek to forgive and support each other.
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image and likeness. And let them rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky. Let them rule over the tame animals, over all the earth and over all the small crawling animals on the earth.” Genesis 1:26
We are now well into the final straight of the race that has been 2017. Upon reflection in the Primary School this year, we have strived to continually build on the strong foundations laid for us by those that have gone before us. It is a Primary School culture that has been driven by our 4 values and in particular, ‘Every Student Matters Every Day’ and ‘Everyone is known and valued’.
Term 4 has left the station, at a blistering pace. The holidays are becoming but a distant memory as we march into the term.
I feel I may not be alone, when I say this winter season has been a stormy one on the ‘illness front’ for our family. There is a lot of illness around at the moment and it seems to hang around for longer than usual. There is never a great time to be unwell, but in the last remaining couple of weeks of a busy term, makes it a particularly rough time for some. Yet I am also fully aware that there are those in our community that are dealing with even more serious issues and terrible heartache, so ‘storms’ are a real thing for many of us.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 The Spiderman quote, is a popular one and is an integral part of the message we have been exploring in Primary over the past few weeks. If you were to recall your favourite hero from your younger years, I am sure there would be many colourful and powerful characters that come to mind. Depending on your vintage you may remember some heroes like Popeye, Hong Kong Phooey or even Jamie Sommers (aka the Bionic Woman). No matter the characters
The holidays are here, Queensland won last night, sometimes things just seem to work out and yet there are seasons where nothing seems to work and there can be much pain, confusion and frustration. The seasons and times where there is anger, sorrow and or hurt, these are not times God ever wanted for us, yet has promised to be all we need in these times and even intervene on our behalf.