I love discovering patterns.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been lured, inspired, and awed by the faithful rhythms within God’s created world—the ebbing and flooding tides, a rising and setting sun, the return of the salmon to their birth waters, and the inevitable arrival of the first brisk morning that signals autumn.
This faithful predictability and order reassure me that God is present, sustaining, and loving.
Similarly, there are predictable signs that alert me to the pattern of a new school year—geese on the move over my head, brand new shoes lining our mudroom, raccoons raiding my plum tree, and an inbox lighting up with excited messages. Fellow educators share hope-filled ideas intended to invite, nurture, and empower learners within God’s story in the coming school year.
Signs of God’s story within our lives. Signs of our lives within God’s story. The larger narrative provides purpose and direction for our repeating ways.
It is within this divine story that we at TfT launch our Bulletin again this year.
Whether you are new to a TfT school or a veteran, our prayer is that you delight in your role within God’s story as you root the rhythms and practices of your classroom in the faithfulness of our loving Creator. We are excited to share the stories of your Kingdom work this year.
These words from II Thessalonians 1:11 seem apropos for this time in our school-year pattern: “[W]e constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.”