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  • Writer's pictureKelly Knowlden

Chancellor’s Challenges: Thank You!

Statistics for this present moment in history show that people generally are depressed. The lack of physically being present with others, the encouragement to stay home during a holiday, business and social gatherings via Zoom, and just the general sense that things are not getting better, produce in our world the sense that “I am just treading water…. And I am getting tired of it!”

Your child is also feeling the weight of this and is possibly experiencing that lack of direction and sense of hopelessness. So, what is there to be thankful for?

Let me start by telling you that you can be thankful for Immanuel Christian School. Your children are precious to us. I personally get to play with the students in grades K–5 every week during recess, and I interact with most of the other students when they are in the building. It is a great privilege. We know that the potential in each student is great and are working to help you see that blossom. Your child’s teachers are investing in each of them a worldview that says there is a God worth living for—and while they may not see those benefits immediately, it is worth working toward. Teachers are also helping you establish those character qualities that you desire: respect for authority, listening to an adult’s words, being kind to classmates and… having fun! And then there is the staff that supports all the work that takes place in the classroom!

Another thing to be thankful for is the overwhelming sense that God is up to something! Perhaps it is that He just wants our attention. Or maybe He is moving families, businesses, schools, and even the government to realize that He is GOD and not us… that He runs our world and we need to submit to His governance. Or, maybe He simply wants us to humble ourselves and repent of our desire to be in control.

So I would say, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever” (Psalm 136).

On our end, I am thankful to all of you for your trust in us in helping you educate your children. We don’t take that lightly! We appreciate your sacrifice in spending your hard-earned money in giving your child a Christian education. May you know rich blessings as you say your thanks to God this season.

And “a thousand thanks” from us!

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