Incomplete without Christ

In one of the Chapel Call Outs we say that “God’s image is reflected in all mankind; thus there is wisdom and virtue found in the works of unbelievers…” Because we are image bearers, everything that we do expresses something of God’s nature. 

If we think back about the Renaissance, we can point out a very important attribute of Renaissance style. That is the extravagant beauty in nearly everything that they made. Whether it was furniture, architecture, even school and music had to have an aspect of beauty in it. Each one of those things reflected that we reflect God. This goes to show that there are many ways to glorify God. Not only by mentioning His name, or praying, but by simply reflecting and delighting those things of His nature. However, there is a second part to the Chapel Call Out question and that is, “…though it is incomplete without Christ. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

We do not only reflect God’s nature, but we also reflect our own sin nature. When we say that we should love what God loves for the right reasons, it is to remind us of God’s Word and that these good things that we reflect are of God, not our own. Although it is true that we can love the things that God loves without being a believer, our love for those things is incomplete without our acknowledgement of Christ.

As part of their training in Rhetoric, our students in grades ten and up are required to develop and present a brief presentation to the school body during Chapel with guidance from their instructors and school curriculum. Each student presentation must be understandable and relevant to all age groups. Sowing seeds of rhetoric training by requiring them speak to all age levels has yielded a harvest for all to enjoy.

Last week’s Chapel presentation was given by Amanda, one of our eleventh grade students (pictured).