Jesus answered… "We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work…” John 9:4
We have an incredible opportunity. Every day, we have the freedom at Newton Bible Christian School to speak God’s truth into student’s lives. We are free to choose curriculum that honors a Biblical worldview. We are free to hire teachers who adhere to this worldview. We are free to accept students whose families agree with our statement of faith. What a privilege!
We are given the opportunity to instruct children about what it means to live by faith and follow Jesus. When we teach them to be “good citizens,” we can present Scripture that provides authority for our teaching. We can require students to hide God’s Word in their hearts, so that the Holy Spirit can use it to correct, convict, and direct them. We can place before our students the picture of a lost world and the call to be Gospel-bearers. What a privilege!
Recognizing this freedom and its tenuous nature, provides a sense of urgency. We are not guaranteed freedom, but we have it this year. It is easy to take for granted that this freedom will always be available and then allow a false security to lull us into apathy. We must embrace the opportunity to provide Christian families with what a Christian education can offer, and we must spur our students on to do their part in reaching others for Christ. By God’s grace NBCS exists, and by His grace we must be faithful to the task of educating students with excellence while helping them grow in faith, in love, and in service.
“Facing a task unfinished
That drives us to our knees
A need that, undiminished
Rebukes our slothful ease
We, who rejoice to know Thee
Renew before Thy throne
The solemn pledge we owe Thee
To go and make Thee known.”
From “Facing A Task Unfinished” © 2015 Omf International, Getty Music Publishing