Letter To Our Children
by Pastor Joe | September 7, 2022 | Letters To Our Children
September 7, 2022
Sand is used to make food, wine, toothpaste, glass, computer chips, cosmetics, paper, paint, and plastics. Concrete is made of 10% cement (lime and Clay), 15% water, and 75% sand. The concrete required to build a house takes on average 200 tons of sand, a hospital uses 3,000 tons, and a mile of a highway requires 15,000 tons. Microchips are printed on silicon wafers, which are made from silica sand.
The World in Grain, by Vince Beiser
The foolish man who built his house on sand.
Think of some of the greatest people in the scriptures who ever lived: Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Hannah, Ruth, King David, Elijah, Elisha, Jonah, Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, Mary, John the Baptist, Peter, and Paul. Or the great figures of church history: Augustine, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, Annie Johnson Flint, and Billy Graham. Or think of the great political and military forces of world history: Alexander the Great, Constantine the Great, Napoleon, Winston Churchill, and Dwight Eisenhower. Or think about some of the greatest businesspeople and innovators: Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Ada Lovelace, Mary Katherine Goddard, and Jeff Bezos.
Who are these people, even the greatest saints, compared with Jesus? They are like a grain of sand compared to the Grand Canyon.
Samson's strength, Solomon’s wisdom, Methuselah's long life, Paul’s vision of heaven, and the miracles of Moses and Elijah, none can compare to the strength, all-knowingness, and foreverness of the resurrected Christ.
Imagine every grain of sand that makes up this planet as if they were humans. Now add together all their strength, power, wisdom, and love and compare them to Christ. They would not even touch the hem of Christ's garment. No comparison calculator could give the right answer. And that Christ is your Christ!
Christ Will Help You
As you begin the year in public, private, or home school, Christ will be with you and give you help, strength, and love (whatever you need that is best) day by day, person by person, subject by subject, homework by homework assignment, etc.
If you become worn out this school year, remember.
When you are ashamed because you have made the wrong choice (as all of us will inevitably do), remember because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
When your schoolwork is bigger than your brain, and you know it. As a result, you are feeling really weak, maybe even foolish.
He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Many are praying for you, your parents and grandparents, your school, and your community as this school year unfolds. Take heart, You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon God, for you are His personal concern.
With all my love in the Lord Jesus Christ.