Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new school year. (Sorry kids!) Even though we’ve been doing this here at Paradise Christian School since 1975, it never ceases to amaze me how much work it takes to get ready for the students. Though I am sure we are never quite ready. There is always something else to do in terms of repair or preparation. Be that as it may, at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, 90 bright and shining faces will descend upon our campus eager to learn!
Yes, operating a school takes a lot of hard work, but it is well worth it. The responsibility to train the next generation is an incredible privilege as well as a sacred duty. Our “Responsive Reading” today from Deuteronomy 6 makes that perfectly clear. Here we have a biblical mandate for Christian education. P.C.S. exists to help parents raise children who truly “love the Lord” with all their heart, soul and strength. This is serious business, because losing a child to the world is the most heartbreaking thing a Christian parent can endure. Our culture may be saturated with pagan lies, but the truth is greater! “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) ESV