We may be biased but in our opinion, chapel services at Grace Christian are second to none. If a person comes in weighed down by the cares of the world, they will leave changed: refreshed, full of joy, and with eyes turned upward towards Heaven.
First, it's the students. They come in with bright smiles and an attitude of expectation that something is going to happen.
Second, the students are engaged. It's nice to see the student leaders getting involved- leading us out in the pledges to the American, the Christian flag, and the Bible. It is also a student that opens us up in prayer.
Even the announcements are uplifting. Friday, we learned that the Lord has provided for El Padul, our sister school in Nicaragua, as they once faced the possibility of closing. Not anymore, the school will remain open, and we also learned that through the fundraising efforts of our kids, another student has been taken care of financially.
Of course, nothing gets you moving like the music. Mr. Teterud and Mrs. Fretz team up to lead us in energetic songs that songs that focus on God's greatness and care. The cheering sections at sporting events have nothing on this enthusiastic gathering.
Finally, we are blessed with an encouraging message from our speaker, Mrs. Fretz. She revisited the theme for this year at Grace Cascade- Servant Leadership.
What a great time. It was indeed time well spent, knowing that the focus on the Lord is the most important thing we can invest in these young people.