Take Care of One Another
As you very well know, two weeks from today is the last day of Final Exams.
You’ve worked towards this conclusion all semester — all year really — long.
It’s so close that you can almost smell it in the air…
And yet, with all of the work that is yet to be done, the stress levels are starting to swirl and swell.
So let me encourage you today — as we move towards the semester’s inevitable end — to take good care of one another.
Because the truth is, when stress levels bubble to the surface and we begin to feel the mounting pressure of deadlines — and a weight that we attached to the grades we are striving to achieve — sometimes we lose site of a healthy perspective and the bigger picture of life.
We can too easily become single-minded, or even obsessed over what we are trying to achieve — and when that happens, we can do things we wouldn’t normally do.
So my prayer for you — as you work confidently and diligently through the next couple of weeks — is that God would consistently remind you that you are SO MUCH MORE than the grades you earn.
I pray that you give these two weeks your very best effort, and maintain a healthy perspective — desiring to finish well and honor God in every way.
And pray that you’d keep a watchful eye out for one another — and be prepared to step in and offer a prayerful perspective when it seems that a friends or classmate might be struggling to see things clearly.
Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other. John 13:34-35