On a Journey

Principals Pen Wednesday, 27 July 2022

‘Life is a journey’ they say. We are all travellers during our time on this earth. One of my favourite Bible texts is Psalm 121. I have heard it referred to as ‘The Travellers’ Prayer’. It starts with the words …

I look to the hills! Where will I find help?

It will come from the Lord, who created the heavens and the earth.

and concludes with …

The Lord will protect you now and always wherever you go.

I find these words comforting and reassuring as I start my journey here at Living Faith and step into a new, although temporary, role. Our children are also on a journey here in our school. It is a learning journey; a journey of discovery and personal development. It should not be rushed so that experiences can be fully enjoyed, stops along the way completely explored and lessons better understood. Sometimes we grown-ups tend to rush our journeys. The destination is so important to us that we miss the interesting locations and the outstanding scenery along the way. There is much to be gained from stopping often and just being still.

May we each learn to fully appreciate our own life journey, as well as the learning journeys and growth of our children. And let’s thank God for His reassuring promise to travel with us and our children each and every day.

- Peter Weier, Interim Principal