Welcome to a new day, at the beginning of a new week, at the start of a new month, and the dawning of a new year! There is something about “newness” that brings a refreshing feeling to us all. David said in Psalm 98:1, “Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things.” The Lord has new things in store for us today! He has new blessings to give us! Lamentations 3: 22-23 says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning!” Think of how great it is to put on a new shirt, drive a new car, touch a new dollar bill, hear a new song on the radio, or bite into a shiny new apple! Today is a new day! Let’s see what God has in store. Isaiah 42:9 “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” What is so special about “today?” Please consider these top five reasons to rejoice in today!
We are one day closer to completing God’s plan for this year!
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives!
This day will never be repeated again!
This day has been specifically planned by God for you!
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here yet, and “today” is all we have!
God is leading us forward for this New Year, 2013. We are all starting the year on the same page and moving in the same direction. As Oliver Wendell Holmes put it so eloquently, “It is not so much where we are standing as in what direction we are moving.” But rest assured that when God leads us, it will always be the right way! Let’s look at Abraham’s situation in Hebrews 11:8, “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” With God’s help, we as a faculty and staff will continue to do our best to create a safe and secure learning environment for your children. Please keep your school (ACS) in prayer as we all move forward in the leadership of Jesus Christ. It doesn’t get any better than that!!!!
Love in Christ,