Daniel and I, as well as other teacher as JCS, are struggling right now. Many hurtful accusations have been made towards the teachers and administration regarding how they discipline the students. For example, Daniel was told, in front of the students, that he was treating them like animals for having the line up and walk in a straight line to go to class, and do practicing it until they do it correctly. I am not going to give specifics, because my intent is not to complain or to gossip. It is to
1) Ask for your prayers for us and all of JCS
2) give me an opportunity to muse on how we should respond.
Ironically enough (although God usually works this way) our passage for Bible Study this week is 1 Peter 2: 13-25. (The accusations started Thursday, we've been going through 1 Peter for a month)
Verses 20-25 talk about suffering unjustly.
Vs. 23 says, "When they hurled their insults at him (Christ), he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly."
How glad I am that we have a God who defends and cares for us. Our reaction should not be one of revenge or bitterness. Instead, we just follow Christ's example, and love those who wrongfully accuse us. Of course, that's much easier said than done, especially when my husband's been hurt. However, we need to have Christ as our reason for staying. He is the only one who will never let us down!