Since late February, I’ve written six Head of School ‘special edition’ parent/student emails on COVID-19. I’d like to shift gears just a bit and share two practical things you might want to consider.
This semester, it has been a great joy for me to teach a Junior/Senior Theology class. This morning, my students and I wrapped up Lesson 5 from
It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way: Finding unexpected strength when disappointments leave you shattered
(#1 NY Times Bestselling Author Lysa Terkeurst).
What’s amazing is we started this Bible Study even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. God’s sovereign timing for our study of ‘suffering’ is not lost on me or my students. Today’s topic was ‘When the Enemy Comes Against Us’ and there was at least one takeaway – Fear can either move us closer to God or draw us away. I left our Zoom discussion inspired by how my students are choosing to ‘find unexpected strength.’ I’d highly recommend the book and study.
It’s also incredibly important for parents, and any adults for that matter, to take a moment and really try to feel and understand what it might be like to be a High School Senior. We would do well to simply listen, cry with, and feel with and for our Seniors. Teacher
shares what’s on my heart…
I am sad for you; truly, I am. I feel deeply for you; truly, I do. It makes my heart hurt as I write. But if there is any group that can plow through this in creative ways, it is your group [The VCHS Class of 2020]. There is no pandemic strong enough to silence you or dent the passion of your generation. Keep your head up and keep fighting. Our country needs you because you provide hope for our future. This year may not be what you envisioned, but I’m eager to see what you do with it.
Along with our Seniors, we should all ‘keep our heads up and keep fighting.’ A Heavenly Father is here for us and will provide ‘unexpected strength’ as we face each and every challenge before us.