Today the students of Rockwood started back to school.

There was also a school shooting. Yep, Texas A&M.

Hopeless right?

(Somebody hit the gameshow buzzer)

WRONG!

I spend a lot of time with Christians. In fact, I’m kind of ashamed of that. (I’m not ashamed that I hang out with Christians. It’s the fact that I don’t find myself around many people that aren’t Christians.) I hear Christians say “God isn’t allowed in our schools anymore.” They role their eyes or grimace. Whatever the physical look it’s a signal of dismay, discouragement, lack of hope and even disappointment. Many times it’s followed with a conversation or comment about America going to hell in a hand basket or that a political figure is responsible for it, or even the antichrist.

Our God is too small. It shows in our conversation. It shows in our faces. It shows

I’d like to skip the Sunday School lesson, but I can’t. It’s burning in my bones to let it out.

Romans 8:11 (NIV84)

11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

Colossians 1:27 (NIV84)

27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

 These two passages are about a big God we have apparently forgotten about.

They represent the truth that as long as there are Christian teachers that work in and Christian students that are enrolled in our school JESUS/GOD IS THERE!

Perhaps they have forgotten about it because we have been spreading a lie about our God and Savior King. The lie is “God’s not allowed in our schools anymore.”

Our problem isn’t that our God is too small. Our problem is we have failed to believe God (that’s called faith) when He tells us how big He is.

Pray for our brothers and sisters who are teachers and students. They are salt, light and cities on a hill in some very dark places.