Appeal for Beautiful Feet
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
i have heard it often: “Oh, that is where ‘those kids’ go.” The definition of “those kids” changes depending on the prevailing culture, or population, sharing the statement. That is where the those rich kids go. That is where those kids who cannot make it in the public school go. That is where those kids who need the small school,
one-on-one help go. That is where those pre-college kids go. That is where those goodie, goodie, Jesus kids go. i have heard other “descriptions” as well.
i would suggest that we have those parents who want their kids in an environment where Jesus is incorporated into the curriculum, the discipline, the extra-curriculars, the music, the art, the hallways, the everything. These parents are committed to making this happen.
Yes, we have those kids! And, we have that Jesus. It is this Jesus that wants a relationship with our kids and our families. It is this Jesus, who was promised in the garden, showed up at Christmas, nailed it at Easter, and will return. It is this Jesus that has proven His commitment to us. Our Christian schools look to bring those kids (all kids) to that Jesus!
If you want this as well, we have room for more. We would love to help!