Waiting

“How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?”

Psalm 13:1

      So, how long can you wait?

A child will eagerly await his birthday or Christmas for those shiny gifts. A teenager will count the days until he can get his driver’s license. A young adult anticipates his wedding day. A maturing man knows the exact date of retirement.

We are often eager for things to come quickly. God does not operate on this timetable, however. After all, Abraham had to wait 25 years for the birth of Isaac. Isaac then had to wait 20 years for children. Joseph had to wait 13 years to be set free from his bondage. Moses had to wait 80 years to begin his God-ordained ministry.

Perhaps the hardest wait in Scripture was for Mary and Martha whose brother Lazarus lay dying. Jesus was not very far away, yet he waited a few days before coming to visit his friend Lazarus. In these days, Lazarus died. When Jesus arrived for his visit, Mary and Martha had lost all hope.

Jesus’ wait was for a reason, however. His glory was greatly revealed when he called Lazarus back to life. His sisters’ attitude instantly changed from mourning and desperation to rejoicing and celebration.

We learn in Isaiah 40:31 that “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” Psalm 27:14 teaches us, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thee.” Romans 8:25 goes on to remind us, “But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”

While our attitude may be one of desperation believing that God may never answer, we can see the results of waiting on the Lord in the final verse from the psalm above, “I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.”

He certainly has been bountifully good to all of us! Let’s wait on Him and His blessings today.

Upcoming Days Off

LCA will be closed for Winter Break starting on Friday, February 12, through Monday, February 22. Please note that Winter Break is two days longer than usual this year because we are closed on the Friday before and the Monday after Presidents’ Day.

As always, if you have any questions about our schedule, please feel free to contact our school office.

Re-Enrollment

Next week, each of our families will be receiving an information packet from our office with details on starting the re-enrollment process. We do hope that each of our families will carefully pray and consider God’s will for their children’s education. We realize that it is a high honor to be entrusted with the education of each child enrolled in our academy. We also know that our system works best when families are able to follow the scope and sequence throughout our established program.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kettlewood in our school office. Of course, if you know of others who may benefit from our Christ-centered curriculum and loving faculty and staff, please tell them about us. Enrollment for new families will begin at the end of February.

CPR/First Aid Training

Our high school students taking health class will be receiving CPR and First Aid training this coming Tuesday, February 2. This is an exciting opportunity for these students to earn their certification and be prepared to help others in need. Any parents with questions about this training should contact Mr. Fry.

PSAT Interpretation

LCA students in 10th and 11th grades took the PSAT a couple of months ago, and the results have just come in from our office. Mr. Fry will be offering a session for these students and their parents on interpreting the results on Tuesday, February 2, starting at 11:10 in our computer lab. Please let Mr. Fry know if you have any questions.

Science Fair/Open House

Please make plans now to be with us on Thursday evening, March 10, starting at 7:00, for our annual drop-in open house. Our theme this year is Passport to the World, and each child attending will receive a special gift. We will also have snacks and activities throughout our building that night, including a science fair in our gym.

Each student in 1st through 12th grades will be expected to complete a project for this science fair. You will be receiving more information about this in the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s science teacher.

We are looking forward to a fun evening and hope that each current family and perhaps many new ones will join us for this trip “around the world” right here on our school campus.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 1 – 4:00 PM – Home Boys’ Basketball

Feb 2 – CPR Training (9th&12th Grades)

Feb 2 – 11:10 AM – PSAT Interpretation (10th-11th Gr.)

Feb. 3 – Grades 3-6 Field Trip

Feb. 4 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

Feb. 4 – Girls’ and Boys’ Away Basketball

Feb. 8 – 4:00 – Tentative Home Basketball Games

Feb. 11 – Senior Lunch – Chicken Strips

Feb. 11 – Girls’ and Boys’ Away Basketball Games

Feb 12-22 – Winter Break – No School

Feb. 25 – Senior Lunch – Nachos