I have recently finished reading through Genesis and Exodus and was reminded of the importance of markers of events for the people of God. Some of these were physical, for example when God said to Jacob in Genesis 31:1 to go to Bethel and “and build an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau”. Some were festivals, such as the Passover, to remind them of what God had done in saving them from slavery in Egypt.

These made me think of some of the markers that we have in our community. Our 40th Anniversary Celebrations are one such marker, reminding us of God’s goodness over the past 40 years. From events like the “funday”, to the whole school photo that will hopefully server as a reminder to future generations of how God has blessed Pacific Hills over four decades of Christian service.

The other marker coming up that I reflected on was that of Easter. Just like the people of Israel, as they looked at the alter at Bethel or celebrated the Passover, I hope that the time of Easter will remind each one of us to praise and thank God for what He has done through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Gavin Neale
Head of Middle School