Mere existence is not really an option for the universe. God created it to flourish! If you’ve ever snorkelled above a healthy coral reef, seen the northern lights, watched a butterfly feed or stood on top of a mountain, you are witness to a creation that does more than just exist. If a piece of music has ever gladdened your heart or if you have ever experienced the love of another person, you know what it feels like to flourish.
There are many characteristics of thriving communities and flourishing people; one such aspect is beauty. That is why one of the Biblical through-lines that shapes our work at Edmonton Christian Schools is Beauty-Creating. The senior high students, guided by Mrs. Knol, Mr. Epp and Mr. Boschman were beauty-creators as they rehearsed and, last week, performed The Diviners, a classic play by Jim Leonard Jr.. Following are some pictures taken at dress rehearsal. Hopefully those that did not attend a performance can sense how the beauty of this superbly acted and produced play joined the rest of the universe in singing the praise of our Creator and contributed to flourishing in our community(ies).
The limited skills of the author to take pictures in low light means that Mr. Boschman, and perhaps others, do not appear in this blog. Sincere apologies if the lens missed you. Thanks to ALL for your beauty creating!
by Brian Doornenbal