Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

This week we have been thinking about the importance of having a positive attitude and ‘can-do’ approach when faced with a challenge. Yesterday we learnt about how Richard Parkes overcame the frustrations and disappointment of an injury putting an end to his professional rugby career – he didn’t give up; he persevered and showed that he had hope and set himself a new aspiration.

Hope has a few different definitions – it can mean having the belief that things will work out ok, especially when it seems otherwise. Hope can mean you want something to be true or to happen, and you believe that it is possible. In the Bible Hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness.  In the book of Mark, Jesus says “All things are possible for one who believes.”  So hope suggests that there is a positive future…listen to this video from The Pace Trust where we learn about the symbol of a rainbow and how it represents new beginnings and hope.

At the moment I am being very hopeful that we will be able to welcome everyone back to school on the 8th March – I’m sure most of you are too!  But in the meantime we should focus on the positives, and demonstrate patience and perseverance, as in the words of Charlie Mackesey, the best thing about storms is that they end….I wonder what you think he means?

Here is the picture that Charlie drew of The Boy and The Horse in front of a rainbow you might want to see if you can print it out and colour in your own rainbow?!

 

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,

Thank you that you are with us in every circumstance or situation.
You know how different and unexpected the last few months have been.
As we look ahead help us to remember that you are with us, and you hold the future in your hands.

As we look forward to the year to come,
We ask that you will give us strength to face with courage the things that we can’t change,
And determination to change the things that we can.

Amen.