The world that we live in

Dear Parents,

When you think of the world that we live in, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Depending if you are a glass half full or glass half empty person, words could range from beauty to darkness, order to chaos… While all of these contain some truth, our hope is that you will see some of its goodness, because God created and designed it, leaving some of His fingerprints all over it.
In Psalm 24:1-2, we read, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.” He has purposefully designed the light to overcome the darkness, and brought out order to reign in the chaos. As Mrs. DeRaaf pointed out during our devotions this week, His attention to details and what He left behind in creation serve as “signposts” that point to Him. In the same way that signs on the highway guide us and show us what is coming up, His creation reveals things about Him, point us to Him, and should cause us to worship Him.

Sometimes, people can get so caught up in the “sign” that they miss out on the larger meaning, in the same way that some see Creation as the thing to be worshiped rather than seeking out the Creator. We recognize that the “signposts” are in fact used to point us to God as the maker of all things.

With that in mind, what should be our response? Since God left these “signposts” behind for everyone, we can be good stewards of them and care for them, so that others will see the “signs” and be pointed to our Creator. God entrusted this earth to us and we are to tend it as tenants who care for their master’s possessions, such as a beautiful vineyard or a house. When we take care of the space or land God gave us (in our case Tansley Wood), we can be confident that we are pleasing God by being good stewards of what He has lent us. This is what we did today, as we collected trash to make our Tansley community more beautiful and clean.

In the end, it is the heart of why we do things that matters. Our reason and inspiration for caring for the Earth is God, who created us in His image and designed this world for us to enjoy it and care for it in anticipation of a perfect and renewed world to come where we will spend eternity with Him.

J-D Lussier, Principal