These Girls: An Inspiration

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Photo credit – Kim Clayton Lance (Red Leaves)

These girls… What can I say? Their lives tell a great “God story!” Too much to tell here. But I can say a few things. What I can say is that God has truly set His seal of ownership on them.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 says, “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” What I can say is that they live out the mystery of their identity in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Colossians 2:2-3, 8-10 says, “My purpose is that they…may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge…See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, Who is the Head over every power and authority.”

Yesterday, two amazing ladies graduated from Covenant Christian School. They are part of God’s love letter to the world. Along with the sister of one and the teacher of both (pictured top right), there is no doubt that Christ’s fullness is reflected in their young lives. Jesus is their True North. No mistaking this. They will not have an identity crisis as they boldly live out their faith. How refreshing to celebrate a real life fulfillment of 2 Corinthians 3:2-3: “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”

In words from their class hymn, BE THOU MY VISION, these girls inspire those around them because they confess these steadfast beliefs, “Thou my great Father, I Thy true son, Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one…” Jesus Christ is “their dignity, their delight, their inheritance, their shelter, their tower…”

As they continue to touch the world by radiating their identity in Christ and His fullness, I am inspired that they dare to be different in the name of Christ.

These girls…

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