Letter to G6 Graduates: Building a Solid Foundation on What Matters and What Counts

Dear Graduates,

My heartfelt congratulation to you!

As you look back to your collective fond memories and look forward to what’s ahead of you, I urge you to focus your energy and time on building a solid foundation on what matters and what counts.  

Recently, a big tree in front of the school tipped and became dangerous.  The firemen came to cut off its branches and the school arranged a crane to pull up the trunk.  It did not take long for this exercise to be completed as the tree was rotten and had no roots. Though it looked fine for a while, it could not last.  As with our life journey, it is pivotal to developing a strong root system.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 says

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,

Whose confidence is in him.

He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.

It does not fear when heat comes;

Its leaves are always green.

It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

When you put your trust in God and spend time diligently in reading, studying and applying his word, you anchor your roots in God’s strength.  During the roller coaster ride of adolescence, He will guide you in these adventurous seasons, including trying times when things get difficult.

Secondary school life can be quite different from primary years.  Work can be hectic at times. Yet, focus on what matters and what counts.  Let “your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 1:3).  “Be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus “(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Graduates, Grow in God’s Grace and respond to His faithfulness with Gratitude.  

All the best to you all!

Wish you God’s blessings!

 

Best regards,

Dr. Hui

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