April 2 - Devotion and Announcements
Devotion for April 2, 2020
“I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:34b
On these days of staying busy at home with your family, you’re probably playing games. Have you ever played the memory game? You might have a set of tiles in a box or an app on a device. You can also play the memory game with a deck of cards. The idea is to turn over two pieces at a time, trying to match them by memorizing their position on the playing surface.
How good is your memory? Maybe you beat Mom every time in the memory game. Maybe you have an easy time with spelling words, science facts, and scripture memorization. Or maybe you find that you have to work extra hard with memorizing lessons and information. That’s okay. Hard work pays off.
How good is God’s memory? Of course, everything about God is perfect, so His memory is perfect. The Bible has good news about this! It tells us that God remembers us!! Throughout history, God has remembered and cared for His people. In the book of Genesis, God remembered Noah and His family and caused the flood waters to dry up (Genesis 8:1). He remembered Abraham and protected His family from destruction (Genesis 19:29). He remembered Rachel and Hannah and blessed them with babies to love (Genesis 30:22 and 1 Samuel 1:19).
But the Bible also assures us that there is something God forgets. Did you catch it in the Bible verse for today? God forgets our sins. He forgives our sins and forgets them. In another verse, we read that “as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our sins from us,” Psalm 103:12. He gets rid of them completely and forgets about them. He does not hold them against us. Praise be to God! Thanks be to Jesus!
*What are your favorite games? Maybe you can play one of them today.
*Why are you glad that God remembers YOU but forgets your SIN?
Thank you for remembering your children. Thank you for forgetting our sins. Amen.
Make sure to watch the video that goes with the devotion after the announcments.
Announcements for April 2, 2020
Hello, Peace Lutheran School Students, Families, and Staff!
Today is Thursday, April 2, and this is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!
*Coming up next week is Spring Break. All of the teachers, students, and families have been working very hard to get established in successful Remote Learning, and a break is well-deserved! This year, Spring Break is also Holy Week; we hope you will set aside time to worship together as a family, remembering the suffering, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. From April 4 to April 12, please share the previous daily devotions and the Chapel videos on this remote learning page. Also, we hope you will listen to the daily devotions from Peace Church and join us for worship on the Peace website, the Peace app, and Peace facebook. New daily devotions and announcements will return to the remote learning page after Easter.
The original school calendar marks Monday, April 13, as a day off to allow for Easter weekend travel. Many of our families would ordinarily plan to be out of town at that time, visiting loved ones or enjoying other vacations. However, with the stay-at-home order, America’s travel has changed for now. In order to offset some closure time and return students to the school community that misses them, Remote Learning will resume on Monday, April 13.
Through the blessing of technology, students are able to remain in close contact with their teachers, classmates, and the Body of Christ at Peace. Besides Google Classroom and Seesaw, you are encouraged to stay connected through the “Remote Learning” page on the Peace website, the Peace app, and Peace Facebook.
You and your loved ones remain in our prayers. In a world of uncertainty and rapid changes, God remains the same. He is faithful, and He loves you.
Thank you for your constant support and appreciation.
*The yearbook staff requests Remote Learning pictures. Please send photos of Remote Learning, as it is going on at your house, to Miss Curley. Some of the yearbook pages will be devoted to families’ home experiences during this historic time.
Martin Luther’s Morning Prayer is printed here. These faithful words are a wonderful way to begin any day.
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger. And I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
Unashamed! Romans 1:16 reminds us of this - “I am not ashamed of the Good News about Jesus, because it is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.” The Good News about Jesus is for you every day!
Peace family and friends, please remember who you are and whose you are. You are God’s special, beloved children. Have a wonderful day in the Lord.
Love from Jesus and us, Mrs. Stathakis and Mrs. Quail