Life seems to be full of transitions. We change careers, houses, fitness regimes and vehicles. Some changes are easy and seamless, but others are quite challenging or difficult. At GCC it is no different, there are transitions that happen from Primary to Middle School and again to Senior School and then after school. One of the things we are doing to make the Year 6 transition to Middle School smoother is to introduce the students to some new faces earlier than normal. We believe getting to know some of the Secondary Teachers, Pastors and Administration sooner helps.
As a secondary pastor I got the awesome privilege of spending three days, two evenings with Year 6 on camp at Emu Gully. It’s there that we laughed together, shared meals together and waded through the mud course as a team. We learned lots of stories of what it was like to be at war and how to look out for our mates. In the Bible, there are many stories of people whose lives took interesting twists.
A few fishermen dropped everything they had to follow Jesus.
“Then they brought the boats to land, left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:11
Later in the Word, Saul who a was notorious murderer of Christians became a missionary, some believe he got all the way to Spain from Israel with the Gospel.
So, how do we transition well in life?
- It helps to have someone who takes us under their wing.
Jesus mentored the fishermen; Barnabas vouched for the testimony of Saul.
- It helps to believe in the cause.
After fishing the whole day and coming up empty, Jesus helps the men catch a net full. Saul was blinded on the road to Damascus, but God restored his sight.
Sometimes we might try to avoid transition when instead we should embrace it because transitions often grow us.