“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed.”- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - August 28, 1963
What a great dream and prayer that Dr. King had that the glory of the Lord be revealed in our lives and in our nation. As I pondered these words, I too have a deep desire that God's glory be revealed in the lives of our students and staff here at Metrolina. My prayer is that we all would experience God as never before.
One of the things that I pray for our school is that the glory of the Lord would be revealed in the way in which we love others. A key part of the purpose of our school is to provide Christ-like love to all that we encounter. The apostle Paul stated in 1 Corinthians 13 “that without love we are nothing.”
In other words, it does not matter how great our academic scores are or how great our athletic teams if we do not have the love of God permeating this place. As parents, it does not matter if we can provide our kids with the best house or car if we do not show them the love of God. In my home, I want my children to know that I love them unconditionally and I also want them to see how much I love God.
I desperately want to pass onto my children and all of our students a passion for God and for His glory to be revealed in their lives. Our culture is so focused at times trying to get our kids things that are good, like an athletic scholarship or material possessions, but not spending enough time on the most important thing of them knowing God. The dream that I have for my kids and Metrolina students is that they all would do as Psalm 78:7 declares and “set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments.”
On another note, I so appreciate all of you that have signed up to be a volunteer on our campus this year. Metrolina would not be possible without the generous gifts of your time volunteering on our campus. I also appreciate all that our volunteer parents do to love on our faculty and staff during the year. You will never know how big of a blessing that is to our staff. If you have not signed up to volunteer, you can still do so by contacting our Project Serve Coordinator, Natalie Stachon.
Finally, our first home football game is tonight at 7 p.m. and it is a night in which we will welcome all of our new families to Metrolina. One of our existing parents, Andrea Schmitt, is doing a wonderful job with a great team of other volunteers to welcome our new families to the Metrolina family. I am so appreciative of their efforts and I am also grateful to God for the unique family atmosphere that exists in the Metrolina community.
I love you and love serving you!