Friday, September 11, 2020





“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16



 I thought of this verse (Matthew 5:16) on my drive to school this morning. The sun, which usually greets me with a beautiful sunrise, was not to be seen. At a time when the sun would normally be streaming through the windows, it looks like twilight.
I’m sure many of you, like me, have been praying for family and friends who have been impacted by the wildfires raging up and down the entire west coast. My Mom has been preparing to evacuate her home of 60 years since Wednesday evening. Who could have predicted that, on top of the challenges presented by COVID-19, that wildfires would have created such havoc, and result in FFCS closing for 2 days due to the unhealthy air quality?
But such are the times we live in, and we serve a God who is not surprised by any of this. The sun may appear to be dimmed for the moment, but it is still there, awaiting a brisk wind to reveal it. In the same way, our God is always there, even when we can’t see Him. He is faithful.
We look forward to seeing students back on campus Monday. Thank you to those who have reached out to see if there was anything you could do to help. Those “good deeds” truly glorify God and are an encouragement, and a light in what appears to be dark times, to others. And let us not forget those who sacrificed their lives for others on 9/11.
Stay safe!

Julie Olson