It’s finally here…the end of another school-year! That statement alone triggers such a vast array of emotions: excitement, satisfaction, and nostalgia just to name a few. Whatever year your child has just completed, I would encourage you to think of that accomplishment not as a finish-line, but rather as a checkpoint.
A finish-line implies that the journey is over, but a checkpoint signifies that the journey continues. The work that the Holy Spirit of God is doing in the life of every follower of Jesus Christ (young and old) is a continual process. So over the next few days and weeks, with a spirit of gratitude, take time to reflect (and even celebrate) on all that God has done in the life of your student and your family over the course of this past school year, but with a spirit of expectant thanksgiving, also take time to look ahead in anticipation of all that God has in store for each of us, of the ways that He seeks to grow us, and of the ways that He seeks to use each of us to point others to Him.
As you and your family go about life this week, consider the following questions for conversation:
Read through Philippians 1:6
- “As you look back over this past school-year, what are some of your best memories? What have you learned through those good memories?”
- “As you look back over this past school-year, what are some of your worst memories? What have you learned from those bad memories?”
- “Why is it comforting to know that God was with you just as much in those ‘bad times’ this year as He was in the ‘good times’?”
- “Why is it so comforting to know that God is not finished with you yet?”
- “How can I pray for you?”
Thank you so much for continuing in your homes these conversations that we start in our school. It has been an absolute honor to partner with each one of you, and it is an absolute joy to be a part of all that God is doing in the lives of your students, your families, and this school!
Director of Spiritual Life