It’s hard to believe that our first semester is almost gone. It has been a whirlwind. From our new technology initiative, to state championship appearances in softball and football, to the normal hustle and bustle of school life, it has been busy. However, we must not lose sight of the real reason we are here; to prepare our students for college and life beyond. As we passed Thanksgiving I gave thanks to God for our school, our students, our parents, and our faculty.
Even though we are at the forefront of technology, we have not lost sight that even the greatest gadget can't teach students--that requires people to choose the curriculum, manage the devices, and lead engaging classes. And even though we have our students the majority of the day, we cannot take the place of loving and nurturing parents in the lives of our students. We take our responsibility of educating our students seriously. Scripture tells us to “train up the child in the way he should go.” We touch the future every day at MHS and I am thankful for those opportunities.
I’m also grateful and thankful that we live in a country where we are free and I am especially grateful for those men and women fighting to keep us that way. Let us never lose sight of their sacrifices.
Finally, let’s not forget the real reason for the season – Jesus. God’s only son came to Earth over 2000 years ago; lived a life to teach us grace, humility, and service; suffered a brutal death for our sins; and then rose that we too could overcome death and spend eternity with Him.
I hope that during this time you will also reflect and offer your own prayers of thanksgiving for your many blessings.
May you have a blessed and joyful Holiday Season and a very Merry Christmas!