By Tiina Bynum, TRS K5 Instructor
As the fourth TRS year draws to a close I am compelled to reflect on the faithfulness of God in the life of our school. I am privileged to have been a part of the team of professionals that started up The Redeemer’s School. During our very first in-service days there was much that was unknown. Despite clear and common goals we didn’t exactly know how our school would shape up to be but we knew one thing. We were CALLED. God had called us to this work and we trusted that He had prepared us. He who called us is faithful. (1Thess. 5:24)
He has shown himself to be faithful to our school in His provision. God has provided us with a skilled faculty and an able staff each year. In His wisdom he has called and equipped individuals to carry out his purpose for TRS. God has been faithful in providing us with incredible families. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who have committed to our school even when it cost them the comfort that familiarity brings. He has provided students. Much of my heart is drawn to say that this is the greatest provision of all. The joy of knowing these children and watching their personalities blossom, their hearts grow in the truth of God’s Word, and their minds being stretched and challenged daily has been an honor that has both humbled and encouraged me as a teacher.
He has shown himself to be faithful to our school in growth. Numbers are easy to measure. We have doubled in size since the beginning; double the students, double the families, and double the staff. How could we not be inspired by the growth that God has granted to our school. There is another significant growth but it is more difficult to measure. Our school has grown spiritually. I am reminded of God’s faithfulness to us during morning assembly and in the K5 Bible class when our students answer questions about the Bible. Our students are growing in the knowledge of God’s Word and it is a joy seeing His Word not return void but change hearts and minds.
He has shown himself to be faithful to our school in leadership. We are led with grace and godly character at the Redeemer’s School. God has shown us His faithfulness through our knowledgeable school board. Their work is often unseen by others but their wisdom shapes our decisions, direction, and our future. Psalm 145 declares to us that God is faithful in all His words and kind in all His works (Ps. 145:13). One of the ways in which the Lord has shown our school kindness is in equipping and calling Mr. Dyson to lead us. He is a picture of the faithfulness and kindness of the God whom he loves and serves.
I encourage you to reflect with me on how God has shown you his faithfulness through the ministry of The Redeemer’s School. In our four years He has answered countless prayers. He has met us in conversations and encounters with others. He has been with us in the mundane and the meaningful. And He will continue to be faithful because the riches of his character never cease. We can finish this school year singing with one voice “Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.”