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Wednesday

April 13th, 2011

posted by Sheila Reid

@ 2:06 pm

Thursday

April 15th, 2010

posted by Sharilee West

@ 6:25 am

FROM THE WEST WING

   I trust all of you had a glorious Resurrection Day and a restful Spring Break. It hardly seems possible that Easter was just less than two weeks ago. What is doubly amazing is that we are starting our last quarter of the 2009-2010 school year. From past experience, it will be a blink of an eye and we will be celebrating graduation and the end of another school year.

   Our last quarter, besides going by fast, is filled with many activities. Next week we are doing our yearly standardized testing for the Kindergarten through 8th Grade students. Our Pre-Kindergarten students have already been doing assessments in preparation for next year. There’s lots of assessing and testing going on. It got me to thinking about how God assesses me.

   Matthew 5:48 tells us to “be perfect . . . as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Yikes! That’s huge. How can I ever be perfect? When I’m tested, I’ll never pass. If perfection is the standard, can anyone measure up? Frankly, I believe the answer for all of us has to be a resounding “NO”.

   But wait. There is one who did measure up. There is one who lived a perfect life, even as the heavenly Father is perfect.  That One was Jesus Christ, God’s own Son, the Perfect One. And the Good News is that He took on our imperfections, our sins, and paid the price so that in Him we can be made perfect. What wonderful news that is!

   So as I sit and ponder how I might measure up to God’s assessment, I can rejoice in the knowledge that even though no matter how hard I try, I can never measure up, I can be made perfect through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I can daily put His life into mine, and what God sees is the perfection of Jesus.