The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:5 NIV
The last few years have been humbling. They have been a reminder that no matter how many advances we create as humans, we are dust. "All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return." (Ecc. 3:20). We are frail human beings hiding our collective broken humanity under a thin veneer of "progress", from ourselves and each other. The broken and unjust inequalities we live with on a daily basis in each country and over the interdependent world were illuminated for all to see. We are in year two+ of a global pandemic, millions gone, shortages in the basic human needs, war and rumors of war over the globe, and an earth that is raging louder and louder under the weight of human consumption. It is a hard time to pray AND it is an easy time to pray.
We pray for our humanity. We pray for each one of us to see the other as divinely created and to see ourselves as stewards of God's gift to us through each created being that is known and unknown to us. We pray with words AND actions that bring shalom to our world.
Join us in praying for each nation. Pray for the true peace of justice and against the false peace that simply silences injustice in favor of conflict-free but unrighteous living. Pray for the hunger for God and His justice and mercy to meet us in this broken world.
We pray for our students, our professors, our staff, our supporters, our partners, and our GRADUATES. God continues to show his faithfulness through the students we admit, the stewarding of knowledge and information of our professors, our donors who support this work, and our graduates who continue to bring innovation and transformation into the spaces where they are called - in spectacular and in ordinary ways. It is this type of beauty and hope that makes it easy to pray in the midst of war, hurt, pain, sickness, loss, and inhumanity to each other.
It is the promise and witness that the Word is true and trustworthy: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Let us continue to pray for the Light to illuminate us and to be a part of the Light that is in the world that can never be overcome.
Director of Student Services