The Middle Grades students are blessed to benefit from both ends of the chapel program this year.
On the one hand, they are considering some ideas of transformation as a part of the Lower School. On the other, they get the benefit of having some of the same speakers as the Upper School students which will allow them to learn about many amazing characters that God has used to grow His kingdom.
The chapel this week was presented by a former student, former staff member, and current parent, Mr. Brian Dicks.
After sharing a summary reminder of the details of the Book of Ruth, we were given a challenge from the story of Ruth by looking at some of the characters in the story from a different perspective.
From Ruth's hopeless situation. we can be reminded that "without God, we have no hope."
If we allow Noami's lessons to Ruth about Boaz to be a symbol of God's Word, we can see "who Jesus is, why that matters, how to approach Him, and what life would be like with Him." It is a great blessing to be able to study Christ in His Word.
The lesson concerning Boaz is quite clear. As a kinsman redeemer, he had the right to purchase Ruth and to give her a life that she could never imagine. This is what Christ has done for us. He bought us back from our slavery to sin and offers us a life that we could never imagine.
It was a good reminder for me to think about how my life without Christ was hopeless. Even if I did not notice it at the time, I had no hope for eternity. Then, I was blessed to be able to hear about Christ, Who He is, why He is important, how I am able to come to Him, and what He could do to transform my life. And now, because Jesus bought me back from my slavery to sin, I can live for Him as my Redeemer.
If you are living without an eternal hope, please consider the perfect, sinless, Son of God. He is able to be your Redeemer because He bought you back from sin when He died on the cross for you. After this, with His help, you will be able to live for Him, both now and for eternity.
You only have to trust that His death and resurrection alone are enough to give you eternal life.
For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.
As always, if there is any way that we can serve you, please let us know.
Dr. Dan - ICSB Chaplain