Tremendous Responsibility

Almost daily I hear a staff member whose actions, concerns or comments reflect the fact that we have an almost overwhelming responsibility serving children.

We are not only responsible for their physical well-being on campus, even though that alone is enormous. We are also responsible, partnering with parents, for their academic growth, their social maturing, and their spiritual formation. This is daunting!

We know that it is not only our message about God’s love and the forgiveness bought with Christ’s blood that they will remember. It will also be the love and patience we showed, the grace we extended, the care we gave, the truth we spoke, the inspiration we provided.

Please do not for one minute doubt that we are challenged every day by the realization that we have an incredible responsibility. Please continue to pray for teachers, support staff, administration, coaches, volunteers, and everyone else at SPLS who take on this necessary challenge.

Mark 9:42

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.

In His Children’s Service, Robert C. Boyd

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