Our Vision and Prayer for What Lies Ahead

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Together, as we walk in the light, we can experience the love of God being perfected in us.

By Jeremy Case, Assistant Head OF School and Bobby Scott, Headmaster

A Vision for our Precious school

by Jeremy Case

As I reflect on our school verses from Philippians 2, I’m struck by the words Paul uses to describe the believers in the church at Philippi:

“…you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life...” 
Philippians 2:15b-16a 

These followers emanated the goodness and glory of God into the darkness of the world and blindness of the culture around them. Just as Paul gave thanks for the Philippians, we’re thankful for a school community, who together in covenant, continues to shine brightly the light and love of Jesus and treasure deeply His word and truth.

Next year, we’ll begin reflecting on our new school verses from 1 John, where we are reminded that we can only appear as lights in the world because of Jesus, who is the Light of the World.

“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all…But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
1 John 1:5, 7

This fellowship with God, through Christ, requires the daily steps of dependence and repentance as we walk in His light. Fellowship and forgiveness allow us to see that His light is both the promise of hope and joy and what exposes the obstacles to our hope and joy in the darkness. Notice too that walking in the light involves both fellowship with God and fellowship with one another.

Together, as we walk in the light, we can experience the love of God being perfected in us.

I hope our fellowship as a covenant family this year leaves you expectant for all that God has planned for us next year. May the coming months be filled with an abundance of joy and refreshing fellowship as together we walk in the light with our families. I pray that the light of Christ shines more fully and the love of Christ is experienced more deeply as we journey through this next year together.

A Prayer for Our Precious School

Adapted from I Chronicles 29:10-19

by Bobby Scott

We praise you LORD God in the presence of the covenant family, even as the man after your own heart David praised you in his transition to Solomon, saying, Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our father, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to humble, exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. But who am I, and who are our people, that we should be able to give anything generously to you? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. We are foreigners and strangers in this world, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope, except in you. LORD our God, all the resources, the buildings, the teachers, the curriculum, the programs, the families, and the children that have been provided for building a covenant school for your Holy Name come from your hand, and all of it belongs to you. I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. Thank you for providing this heart in our next leader, Jeremy Case. I have served you in these years willingly and with honest intent. I have watched with joy how over 35 years your families and teachers and staff in the past and today have kept their commitment to you to make this philosophy of education work by giving themselves freely to serve each other. LORD, the God of our fathers and all the covenant families that have come before them, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you. And give my friends, Jeremy and Carolyn, the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes, and decrees and to do everything to preserve and continue to build this unique school, which I have had the honor to serve and which you have provided.