When’s the last time you gave someone a high five? Was it a greeting? Was it in celebration? In a recent classroom devotion from “Heroes of the Bible” we were challenged to give high fives to God. When God blessed Mary to be the mother of Jesus, she praised Him from the depths of her soul.
“How my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my savior!” Luke 1:46
Today in the 21st century what is our response to God’s kindness and love towards us? Do we offer a quick “thanks” like high-fiving someone as they walk by? Or do we forget to praise Him at all? Do we stop to consider all that God has done for us and offer him the praise He deserves?
God daily gives us blessings too numerous to count, from providing for our daily needs to offering us eternal salvation through Jesus. Among these blessings is the blessing of a Christian Education. The halls and classrooms of Trinity provide us with multiple reasons to praise God.
The Holy Spirit is at work in our Trinity Lutheran School as children learn who they are in the family of God and see God’s hand at work in their lives. This provides the ultimate motivation for the rest of their learning—the reading and language, the mathematics, the sciences, the social studies, the arts, and all else. Achieving academic success is only a small part of the joy that comes from learning. Praise God for the personal connections that reach outside of the classroom, and even into the child’s high school years and beyond. Having our Trinity High School students (even those who have moved out of state) who stop in to visit and spend time with their Trinity family is a blessing and a wonderful testament to what it means to be part of TLS. We rejoice in the work God is doing right here each and every day.
As you go throughout your day I encourage you to not take God’s goodness for granted, follow Mary’s example of praise. Our God, and our redeemer, is worthy of our worship, thanks and our high-fives!
"You will go out with joy and be let out in peace, the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees in the field will clap their hands." Isaiah 55:12