Since celebrating Groundbreaking on September 14th, I have been excitedly awaiting the start of construction (I'm certain I'm not the only person). Every day, I've looked for some visible representation of the G
ROWING Campaign's progress.
As September turned into October, and then October rolled into November, I found myself frequently looking out the windows. And, I found myself becoming increasingly anxious and impatient. However, during this time, I made an important realization.
I realized I was looking in the wrong place.
Don't get me wrong, I can't wait for holes to be dug and new walls to begin going up. I'm beyond excited about the additions, improvements, and positive impact the G
ROWING Campaign will have on the Valley experience.
But, as much as I and many others will enjoy watching this building project take shape, it is important to remember that the most important work is actually taking place
inside the building. The real power and excitement of VLHS can be seen in the classrooms, during chapels, at practice, in the hallways, and around the lunch tables. Its
an educational environment with the invitation to abide in Christ, experience His love and grace, and then "pass it on" to those whom we interact with on a daily basis.
The opportunity to educate minds, cultivate leaders, and nurture faith in an environment with Christ as the foundation, is what makes Valley Lu special (Phil. 2:1-2). And
that is the most important work taking place on campus. Just as the church is more than a building, so Valley Lutheran High School is more than a building.
I'm grateful to have had this gentle reminder. And I'm grateful for the many blessings God has given this school to even get to this point.
... also, dirt has started flying around here. Which humbles me and makes me happy.
Thanks be to God.