From the Headmaster

From the Headmaster

By Admin on 13 December 2018

Dictionary.com defines the word Hope as “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best”.

Certainly our world today would support this premise. Language like:

  • I hope we win Lotto
  • I hope we I get that job
  • I hope Nathan Lyon scores those runs

This language defines our understanding of hope. However the biblical definition of hope is different.

Hebrews 6:18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.

The bible talks of a hope that is eternal. This hope is brought to life in Jesus. The book of Luke states it this way.

Luke 2:8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”[d]

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.

The promise of Jesus is simple. He promises that whoever trusts in him shall have eternal life. The book of John says it this way:

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world,[i] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

As we move into this Christmas period I pray that you and your family are safe and enjoy a wonderful time of refreshment. I also pray that you might take time to visit one of the wonderful Christian churches in our region and join the celebration that is the celebration of eternal hope.

Regards,

Mr Craig Mansour

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