Head of School Report
Good day to you all,
Our memory verse this year is Micah 6:8: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Today in our Elementary Chapel we began to learn about this verse. This is what I shared with the younger students:
What does “justice” mean? It can mean fairness, impartiality, equity, being unbiased. The biblical references to the word “justice” mean “to make right.” It means that people are living in right relationship with God and one another. Some Scripture that speaks to this:
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
This is God’s Message: Attend to matters of justice. Set things right between people. Rescue victims from their exploiters. Don’t take advantage of the homeless, the orphans, the widows. Stop the murdering!
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob….
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
We find an example of God’s justice in Genesis 1-3. The Lord told Adam and Eve to NOT eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When they ate of the tree, what was God’s form of justice to the serpent, Adam, and Eve? In addition to various cursings (see Genesis 1-3), he sent them out from the garden of Eden. Man continues to be unjust…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Thankfully, God had a solution to the injustice of humanity. He sent Jesus, who was completely just, to take our punishment for our sins. Jesus’ death on the cross took our punishment. Those who believe Jesus died on the cross for their sins can stand righteous before God by accepting His gift of Jesus. God is just, so we are called to be just in a radical, selfless way of life.
How do we do this type of justice here at MVCS? By loving your neighbor as yourself!
The students shared some ways students are unjust. We discussed how we can stop injustice and how we can right the wrong here at school through:
Bringing the issue to the light and telling someone
Making a plan
Forgiving and accepting forgiveness
Restoring if need be
Praying some more
I pray as you interact with your children you have a wonderful discussion about biblical justice!