Being an image bearer isn't something we DO. It is deeper than that. Image bearer is what we ARE. We reflect God’s image! We are all image bearers of Christ! Think about it like a mirror – the image of the ‘real person’ is reflected in the mirror. You don’t see the actual real person, but you see what they are like. All the characteristics we admire in God are also within us – we are His reflection.
And not only us! All humans were created in that image. Sin can often fog the mirror and make the reflection more difficult to see. Challenging our students in their learning activities to see themselves and each other as reflecting God’s image is only part of our task. We need to also challenge them to see the image bearer in the hungry child, the hardened criminal, the school bully and the careless teacher!
People around us often form impressions of who God is by looking at God’s followers. Students need to learn that while they are image bearers, they can distort the image by what they do. The more Christ-like our actions are, the more clearly Christ’s light shines in a dark world
.- Doug Monsoma - Teaching For Transformation.
What's in the box? The best, most valuable, irreplaceable thing in the world!
A few students were able to have a peak during chapel, as long as they promised not to tell.
What could it be?
A very valuable Pokemon card? A diamond? Love?
All good answers from our students.
Finally, we all got to see! It was our reflection in the mirror!
This month, our throughline focus is Image Reflecting.
Image reflecting is what happens when we look at ourselves and others and see God.
When we look in the mirror, we see our face but also the reflection of God. God is fixing our reflection more and more every day to look more like Him.
The Grade 5 students led us on the recorders.
We also learned a new song Christ Be All Around Me
Being an image reflector means letting our light shine! Notes have been posted on the bathroom mirrors for the last week, reminding students and staff, when they look in the mirror, to reflect God`s image and shine!
Today in chapel we recognized that today is Epiphany in our Christian calendar.
Our Grade 6 students did an excellent job explaining just what "e-piffany" is!
Epiphany is celebrated on January 6 and it commemorates the Magi or Three Wise men arriving in Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. It is sometimes called the 12th Day. It recognizes their response to Christ's revelation.
Our kindergarten students held their stars up high while we sang "We Three Kings". We want to remember to shine our lights till Jesus comes!
We also heard this lovely song called One King by Point of Grace