Thought for the Week – Significant Lives at Significant Times

Throughout History, there have been many people who have lived significant lives at significant times. It has been seen in what action they have done at a specific time and how this has made a difference in the lives of others.

We are living at a significant time that will be remembered for years to come as having been a difficult, upsetting, challenging and extraordinary year.

Our own actions this year are already making a difference as we stay at home, protect the NHS and help save lives.

The wonderful Captain Tom Moore has won many hearts recently. In his 100th year of life, he has done what may seem like a small action. He has walked around his garden each day. It may seem a simple act, but it has led to him raising millions of pounds to support the amazing NHS.

What a great reminder that it doesn’t matter how old we are, we can all make a positive, significant impact to support and help others. Showing kindness to others or being helpful at home may seem like small acts but they make a massive difference. Remember, one act of daily walking resulted in record breaking amounts being raised. We can all play a significant part when we put others first.

Another example of a significant life was seen in Jesus. Recently, Christians around the world have celebrated Easter, focusing on Jesus showing both love and grace in dying on the cross for the sins of the world so that people can be offered forgiveness. Christians celebrate that he came to Earth, his protection was offered to the whole world in order to save lives through his sacrifice on the cross.

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalms 9:9-10

Ann Whan Year 1 Teacher