‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving’
We are blessed in our community to have staff, students, volunteers and parents who work ‘with all their heart for the Lord’. This was particularly evident to me during our last three weeks of House Games:
- Senior School - 4 March,
- Middle School - 11 March, and
- Junior School - 18 March
The magnitude of the undertaking that is our House Games can’t be underestimated, particularly within a COVID context. From the Grounds and Facilities team who prepare the oval, to the staff who ensure students are safe and fully involved, to the volunteers who ensure the transparency and accuracy of results, I am grateful for the team effort that provided once again this most valuable learning experience for our students.
Special mention should be made of the PE staff and their extraordinary commitment to ensure the smooth running and the success of each of these days.
Given our staffing challenges in recent weeks, I was called upon to assist. (For some reason I don’t always get asked...) My apprehension may have been palpable in the beginning (my childhood experience of Sport Days was less than positive) but I think my contribution, whilst amateurish, was positive. I was able to throw myself into new areas of work - including timing for the soccer and measuring the shotput...because I knew I was serving Christ.
In all we undertake, Paul reminds us in Colossians that in ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men’. This reminder gives our earthly work - no matter what it is - worth and dignity. Our labours should be the first fruits of our faith and therefore we should carry them out in the spirit of service to our Lord.
I am hoping I am asked back next year!