This week we are celebrating our Education Sabbath.
We want to take a moment near the beginning of the
academic year to spend some time in prayer with all
of our teachers and students. We know that every
academic year poses new challenges that stretch both
teachers and students in ways they didn’t think possible.
I trust this poem and Bible promise will provide
some encouragement for this academic year.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is weird with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out –
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst
that you must not quit.
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be
richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when
you have done the will of God, you will receive what
He has promised.” (Hebrews 10:35, 36 NIV).
We at a Lubbock Seventh-day Adventist Church, are
praying for your academic success this year!
Grace and Peace,