End of School Devotion
This has been an historic year for ALL of us – nothing quite like it that I have experienced in my 60 years – this side of Heaven. You will always remember it as the year we went on Spring Break and never came back to school. Virtual lessons, Google classroom – stuck in our houses and social distancing.
Well you aren’t the first generation to have an experience that wasn’t normal when the world seemed to be turned upside down – and you won’t be the last. Until Jesus comes back to take us to our eternal home, we will live in a broken world.
I have a school certificate from my Grandmother – Florence from a most unusual year that she went to school. Over 100 years ago in 1918 she went to the George Street Girls’ School in Portsmouth, England. Here is an excerpt from it:
Today we are, at countless cost in lives of our Soldiers and Sailors, and boundless output of money, still fighting for Liberty and all that it represents. In these self-sacrificing efforts we must each, old and young alike, do our utmost so that the world of to-day and our children and our children’s children may be freed from tyranny, free to live wholesome lives in humble worship of God, in honor of our King and love of our Country.
My Grandma lived through World War 1 and the Spanish Flu epidemic. Throughout her life she lived through the Great Depression, World War 2, and other incredible historic events. My Grandma Flo was a believer and you will meet her in heaven one day. She told my Mom about Jesus, and my Mom told me about my Savior. You have just lived through an historic time – not a world war but a war against the Coronavirus. All of you have done your duty. You stayed home, studied your lessons – did your part.
One day you will tell your children about school in 2020 and about this historic time. One day you will tell your children and grandchildren about Jesus also. What I want you to remember most about it – is that God got you through it, He never left you, He comforted you with His sure promises. He loves His children so much that He sent His son to die for us, and one day He is coming back to take you home to Heaven. Until then enjoy the great adventure He has planned for you. Live each day to serve Him and in ALL things rejoice as you share His love with the world.
Hank Hoenecke, principal
Crown of Life Christian Academy