Gratefulness & Opportunity
by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
One of my favorite episodes of "The Chosen" is Jesus' healing of the paralytic described in 3 of the 4 gospels. Apparently, the friends of the paralytic believed Jesus was more than a preacher and thought He had a divine nature. Unfortunately, the path to Him was blocked by crowds surrounding the house He was teaching from. Despite this unforeseen challenge, they knew this was their one opportunity to help their friend. After climbing on the roof, they made a hole and lowered him down into the presence of Jesus. The result was a miraculous healing, the forgiveness of sins, and another revelation of Jesus' deity. The people rejoiced with gratefulness as God was glorified in the midst of their circumstances.
It is no secret that our current season is filled with many challenges, frustrations, and disappointments. Recently, the CCS staff gathered together for planning, prayer, and fellowship.The mood was one of gratefulness and opportunity. Throughout the spring, families welcomed us into their homes (virtually) and their driveways (literally) to continue the mission of our school. We are grateful for the partnership and sacrifice of our families, and the ongoing generosity and provision God has and continues to provide. We also look forward to the new opportunities God has prepared for us. We believe the 20-21 school year will be full of growth and blessing in the lives of our students and families. While we may find the typical path blocked at times, what we are striving for is the daily divine appointment with Jesus. He is our Savior and the Savior of the world. God is sovereign and we can place our trust in Him.
As of July 3rd, our plans for the fall continue to include:
As we plan for the fall, let us all be prepared to show charity to one another. As with the mission of the school, our community chooses unity in the essentials and charity to one another over any disagreement of the non-essentials. In the same way, there may be disagreement over the strictness or looseness of particular policies. We choose to demonstrate charity in those areas with the knowledge that we agree on the essential mission of the school and the welfare of its students. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at email@example.com.
On a final note, I want to express my gratitude to the team of CCS teachers who tirelessly went above and beyond this past spring to learn and teach under challenging circumstances. I want to express my amazement and awe of Crosshill parents who in a new way partnered with the school as "teachers" in their own home. Looking forward, may an attitude of gratefulness and opportunity drive us into the presence of Jesus each day.