by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
As parents, we all experience the joy of watching our children grow and develop as they learn more about themselves and the world around them. Oftentimes, we have a direct hand in that learning as they welcome us into their lives to model and teach knowledge and wisdom. Other times, not so much... How many of us are familiar with the following responses:
"I don't need your help."
"Let me do it."
"I can do it on my own."
These responses highlight the independent and often selfish and proud nature of the flesh. In the lives of our children, such an attitude can clearly stunt development and can even be dangerous. Despite the best modeling and mentoring, this fleshly flaw can easily be exercised into adulthood. During these unprecedented times surrounding health and its impacts on other aspects of culture, many of us feel like our worlds have been turned upside down. Routines we daily count on simply no longer exist. Preparing and planning for the future is a very uncertain matter. Many core foundations of our personal lives have been shaken.
"God's promises are only as good as the extent of his sovereignty. He can deliver what you need only in the places where he rules." -Paul Tripp
It can be tempting to revert to childish ways of thinking, rejecting the help of our good Father and trying to manage on our own. Rather, this is a new day to eagerly and actively surrender every domain of our lives under God's control. During one of Israel's low moments of history, God declared to His people "I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?" (Jeremiah 32:27).
While the enemy is clearly at work to destroy all that we hold dear, God has always been at work to help us correctly define what we should hold dear. These past 2 weeks have been an exercise for school leaders and staff to understand how to navigate the current reality. We have chosen to take what the enemy meant for evil and allow God to use it for good. Through much prayer and effort, we gladly continue to lead and grow our community. We surrender the school programs, curriculum, finances, students, staff, and parents to the sovereignty and rule of God. Thank you for your prayers and support, and know that we are praying for your family as well. As we prepare to continue to serve your family's education needs, the mission of daily discipleship remains front and center. When you face a trial today, remember the voice of the Lord:
"Is anything too hard for me?"