Headmaster News Letter for January 4, 2012 Greetings Summit Family!
FORTUNIA TUA NUMERA
That phrase is Latin for count your blessings, which is always a good thing to do. This phrase is usually used to provoke gratitude for how you have been blessed by others. In this sense the focus is on what you have received, but blessing is really a two-way street. While we often have the privilege of being blessed by others, we also all have the responsibility to be a blessing to others, (even when the others aren’t a blessing to us; cf., Rom. 12:14); “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded” (Luke 12:48). When God called Abram out of Ur He promised to bless him—but God also commanded Abram to be a blessing to others (cf. Gen. 12:1-3). The Apostle Peter said, “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
Over and over again in Scripture we are reminded that God never intends His children to be merely receptacles of His blessing. To use water as a metaphor, if there is no outlet, a pool will become stagnant. Rather, God intends us to be conduits of His blessing to others. Water that is flowing—living water—is clean and healthy.”
When we come into relationship with God through Jesus Christ we receive great blessing. Apart from eternal salvation and peace with God, the Apostle Paul said, “the Father has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Eph. 1:3). Many of these blessings are yet to be realized but they are ours nonetheless. Our calling is to live as those who have been blessed beyond measure—and to be a blessing to others.
Blessings are always a good thing and, whether they’re coming or going, it’s always a good idea to take stock of them. Pastor Rick Uhles (seated above left), and Office Administrator Debbie Robinson (seated above right) are both among the many blessings God has given to me personally, and to Summit Classical Christian School. You may not know them personally but perhaps you have rubbed shoulders at one time or another. It is not often that one has the privilege to work with such gracious and supportive people. For that matter, the entire church family at Valley Christian Assembly has been a great blessing to our school. I believe one of the best ways to bless another is to simply say “thank you” for the part they play in your life. And so, on behalf of the Summit family, I would like to thank Pastor Rick, Debbie and the entire VCA once again in this public way. I would encourage you, when the occasion presents itself, to bless them with your gratitude as well.