Bishop Aldhelm's CE
Loved by God; United in Learning
This week in our worships we have continued to look at the Armour of God, this time focusing on the ’shield of faith’ as one of the pieces of armour.
The shield of faith: Ephesians 6: 16
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (NIV version)
Many Christians believe that having faith in God is believing in him even though we cannot see him. As you journey through this week consider how we need faith in times when we are struggling, even though we may not see something we can still believe that it is there to help and guide us. Also consider how sometimes having faith in others isn’t necessarily proved by something that they show you we need to trust and believe in them.
Psalm 23 has become a favourite for the children at our school. It is a Psalm that reminds us that God is protecting us and guiding us through every day! We have tried hard to learn this Psalm in our worship times and learn about how our school values are shown through this Psalm. Why not give it a read here?
The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. He gives me new strength.
He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised. Even if I go through the deepest darkness,
I will not be afraid, LORD, for you are with me. Your shepherd's rod and staff protect me.
You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me;you welcome me as an honoured guest
and fill my cup to the brim. I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live.
Here we learn that Jesus is our shepherd - He leads and inspires us, He provides us with food, drink and a place to sleep, He also protects us and walks with us through difficult times. Much like the leaders in our lives - parents, teachers or people in authority - Jesus gives us advice and guidance to show us the best way to live.
See if you can learn our special school Psalm off by heart!
In January 2023, Samuel (Y5 pupil) and our Faith Council wrote a prayer for our school using Psalm 23 as a guide. You can see a picture of our Psalm 23 prayer in the download section below. Why not have a go at saying the prayer today?