Looking back, reflecting and learning should always help us move forward in improved ways. In recent weeks, the science and learning from around the world has helped us move forward through the coronavirus pandemic. And events following the tragic death of George Floyd, are an outpouring of what happens when a systemic lack of reflection, listening and learning fails to improve the future for everyone equally.
The end of a school year is just one of those life moments where we reflect to see how much we have learnt, grown, and changed.
But the moment doesn’t stop there, it’s a journey.
For Joseph, life was a journey of growth from favouritism to pain, but with purpose. Sold into slavery by his brothers, incarcerated, chosen by Pharaoh to interpret dreams and save the world.
“I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.” Genesis 45:4-5 (NIV)
Joseph’s journey was monumental, but perhaps you can recognise yourself in Atul’s journey told below?
And our prayer is that more families and churches join us on journey’s like this – bringing hope to vulnerable children, by protecting them today and empowering them for tomorrow.