Last weekend I experienced the challenge of walking from Thredbo to the top of Mount Kosciusko. I started out with enthusiasm and optimism, though after a short time as I walked uphill into the strong wind, my attitude began to change and I started to question whether I wanted to walk 13 kilometres in these conditions, and then whether I would actually last the distance.

I find it exciting that God uses ‘moments’ to speak to us. Maybe it was because I was on a mountain that the Sermon on the Mount came to mind. The Sermon on the Mount is three chapters in Matthew (Chapters 5-7) full of Jesus’ teachings on how He wants us to live. I like what Dietrich Bonhoeffer has to say about this - ‘Humanly speaking, we could understand and interpret the Sermon on the Mount in a thousand different ways. Jesus knows only one possibility: simple surrender and obedience, not interpreting it, but doing and obeying it.’

I made it to the top of the mountain - and back down again – and even ended up enjoying it! I am thankful for the experience, and even more thankful that God continually speaks into my life and through His Word reminds me of how I am ‘to be’ and what I am ‘to do’ each day. Through our relationship with Him, in reading the Bible and through prayer, God strengthens and enables us in all things.

Matthew 7:24-25 - Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.

Mrs Jenny Mylonas
Assistant Head of Junior School