Dear GRCHS Families and Friends,
What a time that we find ourselves in. None of us could have imagined what was to come as we gathered together as families at Christmas or as our students were having amazing experiences during Winterim. The pain that we’ve witnessed all over the world is now much closer to home. We are starting to feel that pain of sickness, anxiety, and financial insecurity amongst families in our own GRCS community. We are afraid of what might come next, or perhaps what won’t come next.
In John 16:32 — 33, Jesus talks with his disciples about the isolation and pain that he experienced when looking to the cross.
32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
These verses don’t stop at isolation and the pain of the cross on Good Friday. They also give us the good news and hope of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.
So many of you have taken the time to encourage me and our staff over the last few weeks. You have modeled for us what it means to be the body of Christ and to care for each other. Thank you for bringing us Christ’s peace during this tough time.
I am encouraging our staff and students to try and “unplug” and resist the temptation to work during our upcoming spring break. Although our break is likely much different than what we had planned, I pray that it is a time where we draw closer to the Lord and grow in our understanding of what it means to depend on Him. Our spring break ends with Easter Sunday where we will all celebrate together that He is risen and that He has overcome the world!