by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
It seems like the occupation of a news weatherman is about the only career you can be wrong more often than right and still keep your job. And for good reason. Weather can be simply unpredictable despite the best computer models. But I am considering moonlighting as a weatherman as I think I have found a dependable method... my limited shoe closet. It seems without fail, every time I choose to wear fancy dress shoes, the campus will experience ice, snow, and/or soggy soil. By the end of the day, my delicate shoes will be in desperate need of attention after trying to help maintain a safe and accessible campus. But when I proactively put on my pair of rugged Romeo boots to start my day, the clouds inevitably part and the ground dries up.
It appears that the plentiful Willamette Valley water is slowly returning to its rightful place in local streams and rivers. The river banks constrain the life-giving water from making a mess elsewhere. The apostle Paul declares that “the love of Christ constrains us” to live our lives differently (2 Corinthians 5:14). Just as the banks of a river direct the flow of water, the selfless love of Christ directs us to action. We no longer care only about the people who care about us. Instead, it becomes our deepest desire to love all people as He loved us. He died for all of mankind, friend and foe. His love was for the whole world!
We show Christ’s love to others through our daily interactions, service, and words of life. God often gives us a powerful opportunity to do all of them at once. This next week, over a hundred CCS high school students, staff, and parents will love others through building 3 houses (in Mexico) and sharing the gospel and praying with others at home and abroad. Only the gospel can change a person’s life completely and is the most vital fruit of our love.
The apostle Paul declared “how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:15) Please pray that the beautiful gospel would be abundantly shared by the beautiful feet of those going on mission trips this week. And if you see any more snow, ice, or floods this spring, I suppose you can blame me for choosing the wrong pair of shoes!
– Adam Kronberger / Head of School
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