I love to see the children beaming in their new uniforms holding those sweet little first day signs for the photos. I love the way the upper school students take pride in organizing their lockers. I love to see the teachers begin to build relationships with a whole new group of students. And I love to see new parents making connections and feeling the love of the Covenant family.
This year, we started a new tradition: First Chapel of the school year. It seemed fitting to begin the school year with a symbolic way to remind us of our partnership in seeking after wisdom together.
Parents and teachers join together to raise up another generation to be disciples of Christ. We depend on one another, support one another and sharpen one another as iron sharpens iron. At Covenant Academy we believe we are better together.
For our first day, we as an entire school, parents, teachers and students read from Proverbs Chapter 2.
The parents led with,
“My child, receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
For if you cry for discernment,
Lift your voice for understanding;”
Here the teachers joined in with,
“If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will discern the fear of the Lord
And discover the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
The students replied to these words with,
”He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Guarding the paths of justice,
And He preserves the way of His godly ones.”
These words of Solomon penned so many years ago remind us that the way of learning wisdom is active, communal and inter-generational. We are better together and so blessed to be part of the community of Covenant Academy.
Posted on August 26, 2014
by Leslie Collins filed under