“What are you making?” I asked a young learner with a delightfully coloured scattering of Duplo books in front of him, obviously awakening his desire to create something unique.
‘“I’m not sure yet” came the quick reply. “I will know when the blocks are finished being put together.”
As we return back from March break, this is perhaps an accurate picture of what the board and leadership of the school are busy with these next weeks. We’re putting the pieces of the 2018-19 school year together without knowing, at least not entirely, what the end result will be. The Duplo blocks of the board are strategic plans, a budget, staffing, board succession plans, new enrolment, re-enrolment, and more.
I would suggest that starting with assertion we don’t know what the end product will look like is a good thing. This is God’s school. These are his children we love and educate. This is his world. He has plans for us that we are called to pray and work toward with fear and trembling, sweating out that which we believe to part of his plan for our school, and what is not. Following God’s plan, and desiring to be found faithful with the gifts God has given us is our goal.
When we look backwards over our shoulder in life, we are quick to speak of God’s faithfulness and provision. We are also wise to do the same when we start a new endeavor, moving forward boldly in full knowledge that God has “more than we can ask for or imagine” in store for us. (Ephesians 3:20)
Please uphold the work of the Board Executive, Full Board, Finance, and Administration in prayer. We wait expectantly for God’s blessings as they have been promised us. Have a great week! SJ