WIS Directors Newsletter February 2014
Dear WIS Family
It is unbelievable that another month has flown by and that it is already February. February…the month of Love… As I was reflecting on that I am challenged to take special care to show Christ’s love to each other this month. We all thrive with love. We all shine when someone shows us that we are loved. We all love to know that someone cares for us enough to do that something special.
We, as Christians, have this example of greater love before us. As we contemplate that ultimate example of Jesus dying for us, saving us from our sins and claiming us as
friends, let us consider how we may show love to each other.
Love is such a powerful emotion and the next section of our school’s philosophy of education deals with emotions. We are trying to help students become mature and well-rounded and emotional maturity is one piece of that. “We desire to teach students to express their emotions in Godly ways.” (This is taken from our school’s Philosophy of Christian Education document.)
As students and staff relate to each other in the milieu of many cultural and individual context we want to sensitively strengthen our relationships with each other through proper Godly expressions of emotions.
So, as we think about this, how can you lay down your life for someone else? What sacrifices could we make in our own lives that would show love, God’s love, to those around us?
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor on another about yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Continue to remember Marilyn Wykes, our elementary Principal as she is still in Singapore. She has had a knee operation trying to fix her knee and they are still waiting to let her out of hospital. Pray that she can return to our school soon and once again take up her duties.