A Great Leader – A Humble Birth

“And [Mary] brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7)

      We expect a great leader of our world to make a great entrance full of pageantry and pomp, probably also accompanied by a large security detail to keep people away from him!  The one God of the universe stepped into our world in a very different way.

By His own choice, He came as a baby.  Of course, God could have made His appearance as a mighty man or even as a fearsome creature.  Perhaps many more people would have followed Him after just such an advent.  He expected those early worshippers to accept Him by faith, seeing God even in what must have seemed to be an ordinary baby.

Second, Jesus came to a poor, hardworking family.  Most of us will never have the privilege of a presidential candidate or other leading politician stopping by our house to spend time together; we simply do not have the money they are interested in!  God, however, came to what might be called a “working class” family, one able to support a young child, but not one likely to be well-known in social circles.

Third, Jesus came in a humble setting.  Many pagan myths around the world deal with a mythological deity coming to earth.  None of them show their gods humbling themselves so much as to rest in a stall prepared for barnyard animals to eat from.  Although our God deserves the richest accommodations, He was willing to live an ordinary—even a poor—life as an example to His followers.

We praise God for sending His Son to us to be born and raised exactly as He had determined and revealed in prophecy.  We hope each of our families will be able to celebrate His life, death, and resurrection this Christmas season!

Christmas Break

LCA will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 21, through Tuesday, January 2, in celebration of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Please note that our break is longer than many public schools.  During the break, our school office will also be closed.

Classes will resume on a regular schedule on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Christmas Programs

Over the past month, our students presented two Christmas programs. The videos for these programs are available on our school YouTube channel, MrFryLCA. If you are interested in getting copies of the pictures taken by our yearbook staff, please contact Mr. Fry.

These Christmas programs clearly presented the true message of Jesus’ birth. We appreciate the hard work of our students and directors in preparing for and in delivering these programs.

Christmas Gift – THANK YOU!

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to express my deep appreciation for the sacrificial monetary gifts given by our families.  Every dollar given at the Christmas programs and directly though our school office has been distributed to our teachers and support staff.  We all appreciate the privilege of serving your family through the educational ministry of Latham Bible Baptist Church.

Hot Lunch Changes

With the changing of the weather, we will not be serving the hamburger hot lunch during the winter months.  In its place, we will be serving sloppy joes.  We will also serve nachos a couple of times during the winter months to help everyone warm up on a cold day!  Of course, if you have any questions about our hot lunch program, please contact our school office.

Operation Christmas Child

We recently received word that the shoeboxes we filled were sent to Ukraine, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Benin, and Uganda.  We encourage each family to continue praying for each boy and girl who will receive these shoeboxes in the coming weeks.  These are people with great needs, but they especially need Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Voice Lessons

Our school is looking into the possibility of providing private voice lessons to students who may be interested.  If you would like more information for your elementary or high school student, please email our music teacher, Miss Enman at eenman@lcany.org, or leave a note in our school office.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 21 – Jan. 2 – NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break

Jan. 3 – Progress Reports Issued (Grades 1-12)

Jan. 4 – Senior Lunch – Chicken Strips

Jan. 5 – 4:30 PM – Home Boys’ Basketball

Jan. 9 – 12:30 PM – PSAT Interpretation (10th-11th)

Jan. 9 – 5:00 PM – Home Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball

Jan. 11 – Senior Lunch – Nachos

Jan. 12 – 4:00 PM – Home Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball

Jan. 15 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday

Jan. 16 – 4:30 PM – Home Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball

Jan. 17 – ASVAB (11th-12th Grades)