Trinity Lutheran School – January 2018 Newsletter Article.
12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:12-13
Christmas is over, onward into 2018. In this time of resolutions and planning out the next year, it might be a good time to look to the scriptures to see what God desires of us.
In Colossians Saint Paul tells us to have compassionate hearts, show humility, patience, and much more. In verse 13, it is clear that we are to forgive one another.
So, how are you doing with that? When you go to church do you avoid eye contact with someone because of some issue in the past? Do you harbor a grudge against those that voted for a motion that passed, even though you were against is? Maybe it is the fact that worship, bible study, hymns we sing, or even the Christmas tree isn’t quite the way you think it should be.
How about outside of church? Do you work with people that you would just as soon avoid? How is your home life? Do you hold grudges against members of your own family for past transgressions?
The devil jumps for joy when he sees us acting according to our human nature. He stirs up those emotions in you. He wants to see you have hurt feelings. He wants you to be unforgiving. He wants to destroy your relationships with others.
But God, the God who sent His own Son into our fallen world to pay for our sins, loves you and wants you to live a life of forgiveness. He forgave all of the sins you have committed. God wants you to forgive others for the few sins that they have committed against you, especially since He has already forgiven them.
My hope is that you will find forgiveness in your heart for those who have wronged you. Surprise them the next time you see them by looking them in the eye and greeting them like brothers. Remember God our Father has forgiven you. He loves you. He knows what is best for you.
“Sharing Hope and Peace through the Word of Christ” is the mission of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Please join us!
Nation Lutheran Schools Week will begin on January 21st with the school children participating in the Divine Service at 9 a.m. We have many exciting activities planned for the children throughout the following week. Watch the Tidbits and the bulletin for more information.
February 2nd is the date of our annual spaghetti supper/silent auction/talent show. Please put the date on your calendar and join us at the high school commons at 5:30. Tickets will be on sale at school and after church on the prior Sundays. If you would like to donate items to the auction or help serve food, watch for announcements in the Tidbits or bulletin.
If you know of anyone who voices concerns about their children’s education, and whose children are not currently attending Trinity Lutheran School, please suggest to them that they visit with Principal Kevin Rhode at the school for information about what Trinity offers. Word of mouth referrals to friends and family are ways that you can support the ministry of our school.
We welcome anyone who would like to stop by and see what we offer the children of our community. If you would like to visit with us about placing your child in Trinity please call to make an appointment. It is never too late to enroll your child in Little Lambs, Trinity Early Learning Center or for kindergarten through eighth grade. Read your bulletins and tidbits for opportunities to help and for lists of events going on at our school. Check us out on Face Book. As always please keep our students, staff and school board in your prayers.
Your servant in Christ