“God doesn’t do random.”
When you have a student enrollment of over 900, probably the most important thing to remember is that you then have over 900 different varieties of students. Each one is different. God has gifted them uniquely, created them precisely as His love and wisdom moved His heart. They each have a role to play in the furtherance of His kingdom—a vitally necessary role. And God has sent each one of them to us to assist Him in the molding of each one’s character into the image of Christ. None of them are attending Worthington Christian School by accident. God doesn’t do random. Oh, I know, a great deal of “molding” will take place after they leave us, but we are called to play our part in the image building now. For some, we will be sowers, for some, we will also pour on the water of growth, and in many of their lives, we will even see the beginning of the harvest of Christ-likeness.
Our challenge then is to treat each one fairly—help them based on their needs. Fairness is, after all, not treating everyone the same, but treating everyone according to his or her needs. And we must accept them where they are—where God has them now on their spiritual journey. To do otherwise, too often, creates a stumbling block to their path toward spiritual maturity. We must not get in God’s way. And, essentially, we must love them. Show them that they are loved and worthy to be loved for they are His creation designed for His purpose. If we do those things, we will be facilitators of growth—both now and for a lifetime.
[Editor’s Note: The Philippians 4:8 Project is a daily centering of the WC community’s collective hearts and minds on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” ]