11 September 2017
1 John 4:10-11
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
What does it mean to be “Lost in Love?” Well, this year at ZCS we will find out. We can show our theme, Lost in Love, to others in our school and to people in the world.
I can show this at school. One way I can show love at school is by interacting with the younger kids in a positive way. I have a little sister and she would come home after school beaming because an 8th grader said hello to her. And I know that when I was little, I was the same way. I wanted to be just like the big kids, the 8th graders. And if I can spread that love that I felt to the little kids of this year, maybe they will want to continue it when they are older, too. Another way I can show love at school is by respecting the teachers when they talk. I’ve always struggled with raising my hand in class and talking out of turn, and every year the teachers try to fix it. It never works. This year I am really going to work on it, because every other year I really didn’t care. Another way I can love the school and anyone in it is by respecting the property of the school and all of the materials. I need to handle my computer more carefully, because last year I dropped it once or twice. (Nothing happened, don’t worry 😉
As Christians, we can also show this theme to the world. One way we can do that is being careful with our actions. When people see you, or watch you do something, the goal would be for them to see God’s love come through in you. In a way, this theme is similar to the theme, “Shout Silently,” because our actions can either show love or not. Another way we can show love to the world is by learning as much as we can about the Bible, and it’s story. That way, when the opportunity comes, we can share the story with people who need to hear it. I know that for me, I need to work on reading my Bible more often. The last way we can show our love to the world is by getting to know someone before judging them. I need to work on that, because sometimes I will think something about someone without even realizing it.
We can show our theme, Lost in Love, to others in our school and to people in the world.
This is how I think we can show the theme throughout the year and beyond.