January 5 Home Communicator – Being Resolute
Greetings and Happy New Year! I hope you had a blessed Christmas. As one year ends and another year begins, people often take time to reflect on things that happened in the year past and wonder about what might happen in the new year. We know 2020 has been a year of challenges, struggles, and, for some, heartache. That cannot be denied. However, as I reflect on 2020, I cannot help but be both humbled and amazed at how much God has blessed our school and community. We praise Him for His sovereignty that was evident in so many things this school year – the completion of the Strategic Plan which will keep HCS grounded in His Word while advancing the mission and vision of challenging minds and lives for Christ; the hiring of a new Superintendent; allowing us to remain at school with in-person instruction since September; and, the overall health and well-being for our students, staff, and families. God’s love has stood firm and we must proclaim with the Psalmist – “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth, I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” God can be trusted to keep His promise.
Now we have stepped into a new calendar year, and perhaps, based on our experiences over the past ten months, we wonder what 2021 will be like? There have been and will be many predictions about the coming months – things will get better…things will not get better…things will start to get back to normal…things will never be the same…and so they go. It must get wearying living in this state of ‘wondering’. How blessed we are that we as Christians do not live that way because we believe in a sovereign God.
So, as we move forward in 2021, my challenge to all of us is this – to be resolute as one body in a spirit of unity to grow in faith and come to know Jesus better. In doing so, we will become more capable of maintaining the attitude of loving unity throughout the days, weeks, and months to come. Will this be easy? No. Is this what Christ calls us to do? Yes. Let’s be resolved as one body in our purpose – to exist to glorify God. Let’s resolve as one body to be the salt and the light proclaiming fearlessly, boldly, and courageously the truth – that Jesus Christ is Savior, Messiah, and Lord. My hope and prayer for the rest of this school year come from Romans 15 – “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Serving our God who was faithful yesterday, is still faithful today, and will be faithful tomorrow.
Mary Broene, Interim Superintendent