Currently, the only thing that seems constant is the stream of information that brings more unease and uncertainty on what tomorrow will look like.
Everyone is doing their best to prepare for circumstances that are unknown and coming at us like a dark cloud just before a thunderstorm. To say to our children or each other, “all will be ok?” seems a hollow comfort. People know it is unknown to everyone. During it all, there are people that speak hope into the lives of others. I was encouraged by an extract I recently read on Facebook and want to share it with you all. It comes from someone in Wuhan who has lived through this nightmare already and is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
“Wuhan is re-emerging. Some nearby communities have reported opening soon or have already opened temporarily. We feel our restrictions will be lightened soon. We are living with GREAT HOPE here in Wuhan, and we have great hope for you, too. You are praying for us, and we are praying for you.
When you want to react, panic, stock up, and worry remember this offer from your maker:
DO NOT BE ANXIOUS about anything, but in EVERY situation, by PRAYER and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to GOD. And the PEACE of God, which transcends all understanding, will GUARD your HEARTS and your MINDS in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:6-7”
Will we have a lock-down like that? Will our campus close? - we just don’t know. What I do know is that is important to be prepared as much as we can. Teachers are working non-stop to provide platforms for virtual education so that you will feel a little more certain of that which we can control. Watch our briefing from Tuesday afternoon (https://www.facebook.com/MundaringChristianCollege/videos/233533877830190/) and see the PowerPoint I presented attached above.
We want to ensure that in the event of campus closure we have everything in place and you are confident how to access the learning, and how to stay in contact with us so that we can still be involved and provide the best education possible in the circumstances. We continue to partner with you and live with this hope that we will get through this together. We will continue to trust in God’s guidance, day by day, and take it one step at a time.
Rebecca Arendell Franks full article here