December 20 Home Communicator – “He shall reign, forevermore, forevermore.” These are the words I heard sung with zeal from 2nd graders as I walked past their classroom a few weeks ago. Like many of our elementary students, they were preparing for last week’s HCS Christmas Celebration at Fair Haven Church. The event was a wonderful celebration of Jesus’ birth through worship and song. There have been many who attended the celebration that reached out to share their gratitude for a Christ-centered program and that our students did a wonderful job sharing the great news of our Christ’s birth. I agree and I am thankful for so many that had a part in preparing the program for us. Christ was the center of the celebration and that was very evident in the songs and words spoken.
The sharing of this great news at the program reminds me of the angels who played a very important role during the birth of Jesus Christ. The Herald angel, Gabriel, was God’s messenger to Zechariah to tell him of the birth of John, to Mary to announce Christ’s birth, and to Joseph to let him know of God’s plan. Luke 2 is part of the Christmas story where the angels announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds. The angel came to tell the shepherds to go to Bethlehem to see the Savior. When the multitude of angels appeared, they were praising God and giving Him glory for Jesus’ birth. In a similar way, we as teachers and parents are to be God’s messengers, telling our children as well as the people of the world that the Savior has the power to work miracles in their lives. What a wonderful opportunity and responsibility we have to share that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, makes a lasting difference. May they see and experience that the Savior, Christ the Lord, is born in our lives! May the children and those who attended the program heartily proclaim with the angels “Glory to God in the Highest!”
The staff and board of Hudsonville Christian School wishes you a blessed and safe Christmas!
In His Service, Devon Brinks, Superintendent