In Week 7, we celebrated EXO Day 2020 with the theme “Be Bold”. On the day the students heard from fantastic guest speakers sharing about how they are bold in their careers and faith. The inspiration for the theme came from Scripture which says:
“Haven’t I ordered you, ‘Be strong, be bold?’ So don’t be afraid or downhearted, because ADONAI your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
In this verse, Joshua is being encouraged by God not to be afraid, instead to be strong and bold in his new position of leadership. Freshly appointed as the new leader of Israel, his first task was to lead the people into the Promised Land. Can you imagine what Joshua must have felt in those moments when he realised the job set before him? He had every right to be afraid and downhearted; instead, God does not encourage Joshua to wallow in self-pity; instead, He tells him to be strong and bold.