We hope that you are staying spiritually encouraged. We are praying for you regularly. Our staff meet online three times a week for prayer and parents meet once a week online for prayer. You can always submit your prayer requests on our dropdown menu: Prayer Requests
We are now livestreaming chapel services on Wednesdays for our students. They are also uploaded to our Judson YouTube channel. Feel free to subscribe here: Subscribe to Judson YouTube.
This week our Judson Chapel message was brought to us by Judson seniors Daniel Pokrifka and George Aziz. They focused on Psaml 27:1-3 and how faith can help us in times of fear and uncertainty. To listen to their message, click here: Judson Livestream Chapel 3.25.20
Finally, we wanted to share a poem written by one of our faculty members last week. We hope it is encouraging to you.
By Kim Aasland
Suddenly things can happen.
Suddenly the world can shift.
Suddenly there are no schools or bars or restaurants or Kobe Bryant
Suddenly there are no cleaning products in the stores or face masks in a little clinic in New Mexico.
Suddenly the world is shaken.
Suddenly we realize how unstable is the ground we've been standing on.
Suddenly a man appears.
But He's been here all along.
Suddenly His light bursts through the gloom.
He whispers, "I am doing a new thing."
We haven't been here before but He has.
This did not catch Him by surprise.
As we follow, He directs.
As we listen, He reveals.
Two things we know for sure:
We are to love Him with all our heart and mind and soul and strength.
And we are to love our neighbor as ourself.
Do not fear, little ones.
Our Father is doing a new thing.
As you are in the wilderness, remember who He is.
This is a great escape; don't ask to return to Egypt.
He will provide your manna.
Later on you will long for the sweet communion of these days.
Let the stillness settle in.
It's important to keep up with certain practices such as regular bedtimes, healthy food, exercise, schedule, etc during times of quarantine. This helpful article desribes some of the key factors in maintain a positive mental state: How To Protect Your Mental Health During a Quarantine.