As 2016 comes to an end, I again want to give thanks for the ways our Lord and Savior freely continues to provide and bless. I am thankful for new and past friendships, for the freedom to pursue Christian education, for safety and well-being. I am comforted by the forgiveness I have in Christ that covers the things I got wrong this past year. I am thankful for divinely appointed circumstances that “just so happened” to show up in His perfect timing. I am thankful for His sustaining mercy and grace He provided through the temptations, hardships, and sufferings. Finally, I am thankful for the way God is working in each student’s life to shape them for His plans to come. He is bringing all things together to prepare them for His kingdom.
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” Colossians 1:9-10
That is the crux of our ministry here at MCS. May 2017 be a year that brings us into a more pleasing and fruitful life in the service of our Savior.
Merry Christmas from the HH family! “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7
Each year as Thanksgiving draws near, I try to take the time to consider the many things I have to be thankful for. It sounds so elementary, but with Christmas music playing and trees already being radiantly displayed, it’s easy to skip over this season in order to get a heads up on the next one.
I don’t want to do that. One of the things I’m appreciative for this year is Christian education. First and foremost, I live in a country where I am free to choose Christian education. Secondly, I am thankful for the men and women who have devoted their lives to Christian service here at MCS. It is a sacrifice, and I am thankful for people who are willing to answer the call.
Whether you are an avid homeschooler, a full-time Christian school family, or a family that does both in our HH partnership, we can all give thanks for the freedom and capability to educate our children in accordance with God’s calling on our individual lives.
Happy Thanksgiving, 2016! I joined the MCS team as the Helping Hands Home School Coordinator this past September, and it has been a blessing. Please feel free to contact me if I can assist you in any way concerning our program here.