Pictured Above: Tom Coverly, Christian Illusionist, poses for a photo with VL students Sarah Roberts and Ashley Hoffman.
On Monday, February 24th, Valley Lutheran students were treated to a chapel and assembly led by Christian Illusionist Tom Coverly. Coverly was brought to Valley through Rock the Schools, a ministry of Rock the Island.
What’s an illusion?
Tom Coverly began his message by performing an illusion. But he was also quick to remind students that an illusion is something that looks real, yet something that’s known to be fake.
What’s an illusion?
Worldly Beauty. Disrespect. Degrading Another Person.
What’s the point?
In a world filled with beauty messages directing our society to look for perfection in ourselves, to continually critique oneself and strive for “perfection,” Coverly reminded students that true beauty comes only from God – who tells us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
In a world that says it is okay to disrespect our parents (or guardians), scripture tells us of a better way to treat one another. Scripture tells us to “honor our father and mother” (Ephesians 6:2) and to “ … love one another, just as I have loved you … ” (John 13:34). Moms and dads make mistakes too, and they want forgiveness and love, just like we do.
In a world that tells us the lie that it’s okay to degrade and shame another person, ripping them apart with our words and actions, God tells us to respect one another – despite our differences. Romans 12:10 instructs us to “be devoted to one another in brotherly love.”
What’s the Truth?
Our days here on earth are limited, and there will be a time when our early days are over and we, as believers in Jesus Christ, will head to heaven. While on this earth, we are called to act as Christian men and women to point to Jesus, sharing the good news of salvation, won for us on the cross at Calvary.
That’s truth. That God has made us, beautifully and wonderfully His – that our sins were taken away in Christ’s death and resurrection that first Easter – and that we will, one day, head to heaven to join in the eternal life that will never end.