What am I worth?
What am I worth?
This was a question posed by Year 9 student, Aramis Jarrett, over the holidays. More pointedly, he had been thinking about this question in relation to women and wanting them to know that they were of worth and valued by men.
Aramis took the initiative to approach our Chaplains and Year Level Co-ordinators and worked with them to share this message of encouragement in assembly this week.
Speaking on behalf of the young men in Year 9, Aramis suggested that one’s worth cannot be measured by worldly standards, or by how many ‘likes’ one can gain on social media. In fact, he proposed that our worth and value can only be found in God; in His eyes we are all priceless, loved and seen as His precious children.
Aramis concluded his message by sharing Psalm 139 and then, flanked by the Year 9 boys in the Chapel, the girls were presented with a card of encouragement as a parting gift - and to remind them this year of this encouraging message.
Psalm 139 Verses 13- 17
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvellous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
We are extremely proud of the initiative and heart shown by Aramis, to instigate such a meaningful movement within our community. Well done!