It’s been pretty much Peter Pan on the brain all week. Yesterday was our final performance at my school. Super proud of the students and their accomplishments – to see the joy on their faces as they performed definitely warmed my heart. It was also my last musical at my school. As I looked up at the banners hanging in our gym – Elephant’s Child, Oliver, Lion King, Little Mermaid, Annie and now Peter Pan. I am going to miss being at my school, my colleagues, the community and the students. Thankful for my time, for the many memories. I am thankful for my time at Norman G. Powers PS.
As I consider the process that undergoes putting a musical together, I am again reminded of the importance of having a great team – Musical / Drama / Props / Sound & Lighting / Student Directors. Everyone has a role.
It’s the same in our Christian walk. On Wednesday, meeting with my guys, we discussed the importance of having accountability partners – other men to keep you grounded, to remind you when you are in the wrong, men to be praying with you. We are not alone. God did not intend for us to walk this life by ourselves. I am thankful to those who do keep my accountable – friends who are near, as well as those who are across the border.
Proverbs 27: 17 “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
I am thankful for the men in my life who speak into me, encourage me, challenge me and who love me. I am equally thankful for those in my life who are part of the team. We, meaning, my wife and kids, cannot do this on our own. Your support is invaluable and much appreciated.
My wife, Gloria, has been a rock in our family during this season of our life. Yes, it’s been stressful, and we’ve had our share of heightened conversations, however, I am thankful for her perseverance and unwavering love for me and the boys. We need each other, to support one another, encourage and to lean on each other.
Christian community is of vital importance. International Christian School, the school that I’m going to in Hong Kong has been amazing so far. We haven’t even left Canada yet, and we are already feeling part of the community. We are so thankful that they are praying for us, supporting our transition, offering Small Group for my wife, camp for our boys the first full week after we arrive, the list goes on and on!
We need to be actively, intentionally living out the “one another’s” in Scripture.
Galatians 5:13 “Serve one another in Love.”
We need to have a passion for loving, serving, encouraging, forgiving, one another in the body of Christ. Trust that you are experiencing this in your life.
Would love to hear from you and how you’re experiencing the “one another’s” in your life. Leave a comment.
And so … like in the story of Peter Pan – Wendy, Michael and John learn how to fly, but not on their own. They too needed the help of Pan and Tinker Bell. You can fly, You can fly.
You are loved.