Reflecting on God’s Faithfulness

As we come to the end of another semester, it is an opportune time to pause, reflect, and give thanks to God for his faithfulness and guidance.

As we look back on the past semester, we may recall moments of joy, challenges, growth, and perhaps even some struggles. In all of these experiences, God has been our constant companion, leading us through every step of the way. In Psalm 121, the psalmist declares,

I lift up my eyes to the mountains.
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Throughout the semester, we may have faced various difficulties—academic pressures, relational and personal challenges, or uncertainties about the future. In these moments, it is crucial to remember that our help comes from the Lord. God has promised to be with us always, to provide comfort, and to guide us through every storm. Even in our weakest moments, he is our strength, and his faithfulness endures forever.

We also express our gratitude to God for the blessings we have received during the semester. Take a moment to reflect on the friendships formed, the lessons learned, and the personal growth experienced. Let us remember that ‘every good and perfect gift comes from above’ (James 1:17). We give thanks to God for His provision and for the privilege of learning and growing in this Lutheran educational community.

As a Lutheran school, we also strive to ensure our students are aware that they are loved by a personal God through Jesus Christ. We recognize that God has given us unique gifts and talents to be used in service to others. He has blessed our community with staff and students to guide and encourage us along this journey. Let us acknowledge God’s hand in our ministry and give thanks for the opportunities we have been granted.

As we come the close of this semester, let us carry with us the assurance of God’s faithfulness, both in the past semester and in the semesters to come. May we continue to seek his guidance, trust in his provision, and grow in our love for him and for one another. May God bless each one of us abundantly as we rest, rejuvenate, and prepare for the future.

Stuart Traeger
Spiritual & Cultural Leader


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