Wish You Could Have Seen It
In Acts 13 a story about the church in Antioch is related. It says in verses 2 and 3, "While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, when they had fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away."
Several months ago, we felt that the seniors and 8th graders had been "set apart" for a work that God was calling them to do. The senior class will depart for Haiti on Saturday and the 8th grade will head down to Galveston on Monday. It is so exciting to be sending our students out to the mission field to serve and minister.
So, today we had the privilege of having a brief commissioning service for these students. Every elementary class is supporting some of our missionary students through prayer in the next few days. This morning we all met in the gym and each senior and 8th grader was surrounded by elementary and upper grade students "and they prayed, and laid hands on them and sent them away."
I truly wish all of you could have been there to witness the entire CCS student body gathered in small groups all over the gym and praying for our missionary students. Many would tell you that all felt the spirit of the Lord. As parents you would have been so proud of your children who were earnestly lifting their fellow students up to God as they go beyond our campus to spread the love of Christ.
Covenant Christian School is indeed a school with an academic purpose. But on days like this when you see pre-schoolers praying with seniors, you realize that our mission is truly higher and focused on eternal goals. My heart is full with gratitude for what God is doing at CCS.
I hope you will join with me in faithfully praying for these students next week. May God bless them and use them mightily in the days ahead.