Week of April 1
Apr 2, 2019
Letter from Mr. Hamilton
Perhaps you have heard the saying, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” When I asked the 3rd and 4th grade students what it means to think first and speak second, they said, “If it’s not nice, don’t say it.”..."Think before you speak."...and "Actions speak louder than words." As some of the students pointed out, thoughts can lead directly to actions, and words are never even spoken. If this is done in Jesus’ name, this is a good thing. One of the students even recalled seeing a poster in Mrs. Merkel's room that says,
THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK: Is it True?...Is it Helpful?...Is it Important?...Is it Necessary?...Is it Kind?
When we follow Jesus' example of how to treat others, we follow the path of righteousness. When we walk with Christ in this way, we go where He leads us, and as He leads us, we arrive at a place in which we were meant to be – where He wants, not where we want. How interesting it is to hear children trying to figure out what they are called to do, who they are called to be, and where they are called to go. This is one of many lessons God has in store for their bold journey in faith.
"And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, of those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Yours in the Journey with Christ,