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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Daily Devotional: Seen by God

Tuesday,  February 12, 2019  by Patricia Raybon            
Bible in a Year: Leviticus 13; Matthew 26:26–50

She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13

My first pair of eyeglasses opened my eyes to a bold world. I’m nearsighted, meaning objects close up are sharp and defined. Without my glasses, however, items across a room or in the distance are a blur. At age twelve, with my first pair of eyeglasses, I was shocked to see clearer words on blackboards, tiny leaves on trees and, perhaps most important, big smiles on faces.

As friends smiled back when I greeted them, I learned that to be seen was as great a gift as the blessing of seeing.

The slave Hagar realized that as she fled from her mistress Sarai’s unkindness. Hagar was a “nobody” in her culture, pregnant and alone, fleeing to a desert without help or hope. Seen by God, however, she was empowered, in return, to see Him. No longer a vague concept, God became real to her, so real that she gave God a name, El Roi, which means “You are the God who sees me.” She said, “I have now seen the One who sees me” (Genesis 16:13).

Our seeing God sees each of us too. Feeling unseen, alone, or like a nobody? God sees you and your future. In return, may we see in Him our ever-present hope, encouragement, salvation, and joy—both for today and for our future. Praise Him today for this gift of amazing sight, to see the one true and Living God.

Lord, I’m just one person in a big world, but I thank You for looking from on high and seeing me—so that I may see You.

February Birthdays

A Happy Feb.1st Birthday to Brayden W.! A Happy Feb. 2nd Birthday to Camden E.! A Happy Feb. 5th Birthday to Grace M.! A Happy Feb. 9th Birthday to Aiden F.! A Happy Feb. 11th Birthday to Zayvion J.! A Happy Feb. 14th Birthday to Lexi E.! A Happy Feb. 14th Birthday to Henry R.! A Happy Feb. 14th Birthday to Parker R.! A Happy Feb. 19th Birthday to Calvin A.! A Happy Feb. 19th Birthday to Allison P! A Happy Feb. 21st Birthday to Mikayla S.! A Happy Feb. 27th Birthday to Randy B.! A Happy Feb. 28th Birthday to Will J. S.!


You can shop the Barnes & Noble book fair online through Thursday!

Donuts with Dad/Muffins with Mom Event has been moved to February 15 at 7:15 am in the café. $2 is suggested donation.

The Amelia Ruritan Club is hosting a Brunswick Stew fundraiser on Saturday, March 9th. Pick up time is between 1pm and 3pm, at either Amelia Baptist Church or Tabernacle UMC. Cost is $7 per quart. Please see Mr. C. in the computer lab or the head office for an order form. The Ruritans support Amelia Academy by giving dictionaries to the third graders every year, and by offering scholarships to deserving seniors. Last year, AA had a $1,000 scholarship winner! All of their fundrasing earnings go back to the local community; please support them as they support us!

The following students have overdue library books: Alana P., D’Monte M., Emma V.

Mark Your Calendar:

Feb 9 - 14, Barnes and Noble Book Fair, Chesterfield Towne Center, 10a to 8p
Feb 13 - Scholastic Bowl at Southampton Academy
Feb 15 - Donuts w/dad and muffins w/mom, AA Cafe, 7:15a
Feb 18 - Holiday, no school
Feb 22 - Pre-K and K field trip to Children's Museum
Apr 6 - Amelia Schools Campus Walk for the AFSP

Meeting Period:

Monday: Weekly SGO Meeting; Tutorials
Tuesday: Tutorials
Wednesday: Chapel Talk withTyler G.; Tutorials
Thursday: Tutorials
Friday: Tutorials



Tues, Feb. 12, home v. Southampton 5:00*/6:00 JVG/VB **Senior Night**
Fri, Feb. 15, away@ Tidewater , 7:00 VB

*Denotes Mascot Cheerleaders to cheer at game*

Tournament games are as follows:
Tue, Feb 19, TBA - Higher seed VCC Varsity Quarterfinals
Wed, Feb 20, TBA - Higher seed VCC JV Semifinals
Thu, Feb 21, TBA VCC Varsity Semifinals - at Richard Bland
Fri, Feb 22, TBA VCC JV and Varsity Finals - at Richard Bland
Feb ??, TBA VISAA 1st Round (boys)
Feb ??, TBA VISAA Quarter Finals (boys)
Mar ??, VA State University VISAA Semi Finals (boys)
Mar ??, VA State University VISAA Finals (boys)


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