WALK WORTHY. . . GROW IN KNOWLEDGE!
We made August 17th, Opening Day, another Red Carpet Day at the Lutheran High School of Kansas City and I wish you could have been here. The opening of a school year is always an exciting event. But there is something about a Christ-centered environment that makes it even better, sweeter, more meaningful. Students dressed up, anxiously searching for their lockers and for their first hour rooms, friends reacquainting with friends from years past, parents saying good bye and snapping some precious first day photos, and freshmen hoping they don’t make a wrong turn and end up in the middle of Calvary’s school or worse yet, an infant room.
So what makes it different? Well, we are all challenged to find our purpose this year. Our theme verse is Colossians 1:10 “….live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.” The community or family of LHSKC needs to challenge itself this year to live that worthy life where we bear fruit through our good works that are inspired by our love for our God. THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE. We know as a faculty, staff and student body that this is our challenge as people of God.
Please remember that as sinful people, we will often times fall short in our efforts. This is also why we have Christian schools. We need to remind each other of all the blessings we have and the purposeful lives we lead because of those blessings. Our lives are to be lives of JOY. We need to be those people who “live lives worthy” by showing our joy and living that joy each day. If you are struggling with being joyful, than you need to “grow in the knowledge of God” and delve into His word. This is not Dr. Stel talking, these are Christ’s words from scripture.
Our journey for 2016-2017 has begun………”This is the day the Lord has made” and we are “rejoicing in it.” Smile.
Dr. Cary Stelmachowicz