“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105
I am sure you have heard or read this saying somewhere or sometime, “Knowledge is power.” Yes, knowledge is important. Knowledge is needed to master different areas of content and move from one grade level to the next. An accumulation of knowledge is needed as one pursues their vocation of choice. But knowledge alone is really quite insignificant if not meshed with Scripture.
For this reason, you teach in a Lutheran school. For this reason, parents choose to enroll their child or children in a Lutheran school. We affirm parents who have chosen to send their child or children to a Lutheran school. And, we value the importance and necessity of giving young adults and children a daily dose of God’s Word. Why?
We know that teaching students God’s Word gives the Holy Spirit opportunity to call, gather, enlighten and keep our students in the one, true faith. We know that teaching students God’s Word strengthens their faith and continues to build a relationship with the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We know that meshing Scripture with book knowledge imparts wisdom that surpasses the accumulated insight of human knowledge and reasoning. To ignore Scripture is foolishness in the heart of the believer.
I pray God will continue to instill passion in your heart to teach the Christian faith as you teach your students!
In Christ, Dr. Jon Mielke