“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 ESV
Preparation and looking forward are very much the theme of the advent season. The prophecy from Isaiah 7:14 speaks of what to expect of the coming savior. Advent is a time of looking forward to the coming of Christ. Much like in the Old Testament where believers were looking forward to His coming in Bethlehem, for us today as we prepare for Christmas we are also reminded of His second coming for which we are constantly preparing.
Long before Jesus was born, prophets were teaching of Jesus’ coming and life. The teachings of those prophets were not always met with acceptance. Yet, God used His people to deliver the message of the coming Christ. Reading through the book of Isaiah, a person is left with a sense of awe as they read of Jesus’ birth, life, and death written around 500 years prior to his birth.
Christ Lutheran School (CLS) is not only preparing students for life, but also for the return of Jesus. With lessons from our creator found in the Bible as our foundation, students at CLS are given a more complete education, one that educates the whole child. In addition to core subjects which are taught meeting and exceeding state and national standards, students at CLS are instructed in a moral education that comes from our creator. In our classrooms, “love God and love neighbor” are taught as Jesus instructed. This makes a huge positive impact on the culture experienced in our classrooms and in our halls. This is why parents often say that being here is like being a part of a loving family.
Considering all of this, CLS is preparing our children for more than high school, college or a vocation. A CLS education is preparing students to be good citizens as well, to be followers of Jesus in a world that desperately needs that influence. A CLS education prepares its students for more than tomorrow; an education at CLS is one that lasts into eternity. To God be the glory.
Neil F. Webb November 30, 2017