There is no doubt life as we know it has changed drastically. Our behaviors, social habits, and daily activities have taken 180 degree turns from what we knew as “normal”. Obvious to say, it has affected all of us in some way.

I was just in the supermarket yesterday and literally everyone had masks on in the store. Although I was certainly familiar with and active in making all the changes necessary from a school perspective, it was really the first time it hit me square in the face how differently we now had to live our lives. It was a surreal moment for me.

While the way we do education and life has changed, our purpose has not. Our “Why” must still remain the same. This holds true from a school and personal perspective. If we truly believe “He is Risen”, then our purpose as a Christian school and individual is to give glory to our God and King. Not that we can repay him for the great gift of salvation, but it is out of sheer gratitude we give Him glory, honor, and praise.

As life evidently has changed for everyone, let’s take the time this Advent season to remember the one consistent thing in our lives – we are here to serve a risen Savior. Our purpose as a school is to equip students to be culture changers for Christ today and tomorrow. I can assure you that will not change. Our prayer is students will live this out in their personal lives as well. Let’s ponder the words from Colossians 3:17 as we celebrate His resurrection. “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:17