An important question for us is: Are we (MLHS) being successful in our ministry? This then begs the question: What is functional and successful ministry? Both of these questions need answers in order for us to evaluate our success, or lack thereof. We are in the midst of the National Lutheran Schools Accreditation process. This process is a strong tool to help us determine our level of success. At an even deeper level is to determine the value of one person’s faith being well grounded for a lifetime. When looking at all the things we do at MLHS (academics, extra-curriculars, counseling, advising, etc), the most important is faith development connected to reality and the ability to share the message of Christ. How do we accomplish this affectively? We need beautiful feet! We need feet to bring love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Gal 5:22-23).
We have a faculty & staff that is dedicated to doing exactly that, and we all recognize the need to be better at what we do. None of us are perfect, and we need more feet to help. You see, we are well aware that our push to success comes with significant opposition: “Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). This is a multiple front attack. Satan attacks our steps to be fruitful. He attacks our steps toward fiscal solvency. He also hits the culture with backwards steps toward apathy and the illusion that we can do things all by ourselves. God’s plan was, and still is, that we operate as team: “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Gen 2:18). We need more feet! We need more feet to encourage. We need more feet to help us financially. We need more feet to send out “into all the world” (Matt 28:19-20).
Help us be successful by offering your feet for service. When we think of you, we want to shout out, “How lovely on the mountains (and on the plains of southern MN) are the feet of him who brings Good News, Who announces Peace and brings good news of happiness, Who announces Salvation, and says to Zion, "Your God reigns!" (Isaiah 52:7)
Come Lord Jesus, Amen!
Paul Steinhaus, Principal