Here’s a great first-week-of-term verse and some thoughts from Daniel, grade 10, Cape Town:

‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal’

(2 Corinthians 4v16-18 http://bit.ly/1dtaHmb )

‘for me it means that although our earthly bodies are weak, God renews our spirit and keeps us strong if we believe and trust in him. It helps me not to fear so much… it’s comforting to know that God is with us and renews us’