Bishop Aldhelm's CE
Loved by God; United in Learning
This term in our worships we are thinking about the values which help us to make good choices in our lives. This week has been particularly special for us as we have been looking at one of our school values; ‘courage’.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
The bible verse above are the words that God spoke to Joshua when he asked him to become the leader of his people. Like Joshua, throughout history, God’s people have had to show courage; facing risk and danger. God encourages those who believe in him to take their courage and faith from Him as with God all things are possible. Even in our special Psalm - Psalm 23 we are reminded that God is with us wherever we go. As you journey through this week take some times to consider all the different ways you have already shown courage this term!
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!