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A few months ago, our family decided to get a cat. Due to COVID, we figured a pet would bring some extra energy and company to our lives. His name is Pedro, and we have loved having him join our family. Pedro has been kept inside because he is little and we wanted to protect him, but we have recently allowed him to go outside under our watch. The first time he put down his paws on the grass, he was very tentative as he explored the new territory of our yard.
Our school year started like that. We were delighted and relieved to start the school year in person. We made signs and videos of playground areas, we put students in cohorts and moved Education Assistant staff around to be part of those cohorts, and ordered hand sanitizer and plexiglass dividers. With trepidation we started the year: how would it all work? How long before Dr. Henry would tell us to stay home again?
It’s now April, and we are thrilled that we are where we are. There is plenty of good news and reason for hope: there are vaccines, Dr. Henry is allowing us to see people outside, and scientists are learning more and more about how to fight the virus.
The first time he put down his paws on the grass, he was very tentative as he explored the new territory of our yard.
I’m reminded that in our day-to-day existence, as during this COVID season, our lives are full of trepidation. We aren’t sure if the decisions we make are the right ones; we are concerned about our health, our futures, and our kids’ futures. Yet I am also constantly reminded that there is GOOD NEWS, the greatest news of all. God is faithful. He has been faithful to Surrey Christian School. He has been faithful in my life. During this Easter season, I am reminded of Jesus’ gift for me and for you: God’s ultimate faithfulness.
Our cat now enjoys spending time laying in the grass outside. He is becoming less trepid all the time. May we be less trepid too, more faithful, and full of trust in God’s ultimate promises.