Term 2, Week 5, 2021 - Devotion

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

As each year passes, I am more in awe of God’s love for us, His broken, rebellious, messy creations. The idea that He has lavished His love on us conjures up images of overflowing, abundant, undeserved extravagance. The more I reflect on this, the deeper my investment and compassion goes for our students, for they also are deeply loved children of God.

If He loves me, His wilful, stubborn adult child who has experienced enough of His grace to comprehend His gift of love then my right response is, of course, to act in love to the most vulnerable in our care and lavish on them abundant, undeserved love and compassion, even when it is really hard!

Lord, please continue to show me your ways. May I be your vessel, overflowing with the extravagant love that you have so generously lavished on me, your child. Amen.

Mrs Amanda Haywood
Junior School Learning and Enrichment Coordinator