Celebrating God’s Faithfulness, One Generation to the Next
April 18 Home Communicator – Friday was Grandparents’ Day at Hudsonville Christian School. A time set aside for grandparents come to spend the morning with their grandchildren at the elementary and middle school buildings.
As you can see in this photo, students were so excited they climbed over to the windows, hoping for a glimpse of their grandparent! Both buildings spent time worshiping God in a Grandparents’ Day chapel. The focus of the elementary chapel was on our school verse, Isaiah 61:11, where Isaiah talks of a garden where seeds sprout from the soil, just as our Lord will bring righteousness and salvation to His people.
This is a reminder to us that our faith cannot grow without God, but He puts people in our lives to nurture the soil, roots, and sprouts of our faith. In the chapel, Ms. Staal and Mrs. Lubbers taught us about aspen trees, whose root systems grow outward producing more and more trees. To help students see an analogy with our families’ Christian roots, they first had all the students that have parents who love the Lord raise their hands. Then all of the students that have grandparents who love the Lord. Of course, there were hundreds of little hands raised. Things got even more exciting when the GRANDPARENTS were asked to raise their hands if they had parents or grandparents who loved the Lord. When almost every grandparent raised their hand, there was a collective “Aww” from the students. What a cool thought. Hundreds of “roots” joined together to celebrate God’s faithfulness from one generation to the next.
Grandparents leave a lasting legacy for later generations when they share lessons of faith with their children and grandchildren. With those lessons of faith, prayer, and support from grandparents, we see God do great things. What an honor it was to celebrate that faith and support right here at HCS.
Director of Educational Support Services
The full Home Communicator can be found at this link: April 18 Home Communicator