Reflections from the Mountains

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen” 2 Peter 3:18

From September 21st-27th I had the privilege of spending time in our country’s Rocky Mountains. Myself and 200 Christian leaders from all over Canada gathered to attend the Christian Schools Canada Conference to encourage, challenge, and support one another.

The conference was set up with various breakout sessions weaved between a keynote speaker, Andy Crouch. Crouch spoke of the challenge and beauty of image-bearing our God as a leader. It was helpful to enter conversations with various principals, hear presentations on things such as enrolment patterns across the country, and be challenged to reflect on how the school year has started and where I need to go next in his journey with GCCS.

Time within the tranquility of the mountains gave me a great sense of being fresh. The fresh air, a clear mind, and the absolute magnitude of nature have a way of bringing peace to the soul. In one way mountains represent mighty power and yet God’s Word speaks in Isaiah 54:10 to say;

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but my lovingkindness will not be removed from you, and my covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says the Lord who has compassion on you.

I’m further humbled, as strong as the mountains are, God’s lovingkindness is greater. My prayer is for us all to know and grab hold of that powerful truth, more powerful than the mountains.

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Praise and honour to God.

Tanya Pennings
Interim Principal