These days are strange. In some ways, things seem normal. School for Calvary Prep is moving right along as usual – Daily Discussions, weekly deadlines, meetings with teachers are all the same. But life outside of that routine is now very different – people wearing masks everywhere you go (if you go out at all), not able to see friends and family in person, loved ones losing jobs, or even their lives to this dreaded virus. It all feels so surreal and out of control.
As Christians, when life feels out of control, we turn to God and and take Him at His word:Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7.
Believers and non-believers alike are seeking for peace and comfort during this tumultuous time. We are all waiting for life to “go back to normal.” While our version of “normal” may have to change, our God never will. He is “the same yesterday, today and forever.” He is sovereign. If we are seeking for His “peace that transcends all understanding,” we only have to look for the recipe He has given us: “…in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” And His promise to give us His peace “which transcends all understanding” is a truth we can stand on. What a promise that is!
Did you notice that one of the main ingredients to obtaining peace is “thanksgiving?” Even during our times of trial, giving thanks for the blessings in our lives will focus our minds and hearts on Him and peace will supernaturally follow. I don’t know about you, but this recipe is just what I need right now.
So while school is still “normal” for you Calvary Prep students, I encourage you all to look for the blessings in the midst of the chaos. He is there waiting to give us his supernatural peace. He’s given us the recipe! What an amazing God He is.
Did you know that the teachers and staff here at Calvary Prep are in constant prayer for YOU? We want to hear what is going on in your lives. If there are specific prayer requests regarding how Covid-19 is impacting you or your family, or any other prayer requests that we can pray for, please email your teachers or myself directly and let us know how we can be praying for you or post the requests in the Prayer Requests Forum. We are a family here at Calvary Prep, please feel free to share your prayer needs.
~ Calvary Prep Faculty and Staff