As we end one school year and look towards another, I am reminded again and again of the faithfulness of God to Highlands Christian Academy. He has abundantly blessed our school in providing protection on the campus, achievement in the classroom, activities that were enjoyed, and memories to last a lifetime. It is also significant to note that this process of educating young people in this manner has been taking place for the past 50 years. We are so grateful you have given us the opportunity to teach your children at Highlands!
A pertinent question we find ourselves asking is, Will Highlands Christian Academy be here another 50 years? While we cannot predict the future, there are reasons to believe that Highlands should be looking to the future with anticipation and expectation of continued blessing. The best source for that hope would be in consideration of the stated mission of the school: Highlands Christian Academy is dedicated to the process of assisting parents in the biblical training of students in all aspects of Christian education and living.
But what does that really mean?
Training students to live out the Christian aspect of their education means they will know the truth of God’s Word. The greatest truth in God’s Word is that God loves us and sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins, and with that forgiveness of sin we have the promise of eternal life in heaven. That narrative of redemption is the central message of the Bible and is the source of hope and purpose for mankind.
As long as Highlands Christian Academy is dedicated to this purpose, there will continue to be positive results in the lives of those which we can now observe as past graduates. Many alumni have gone on to live as godly men and women engaged in numerous occupations, raising families, involved in their communities, and serving in their churches. This has been a formula God has blessed for generations. It is a formula that is desperately needed in the world today.
We see a world that is rapidly imploding as violence, crime, immorality, cruelty, hatred, and all manner of evil are readily evident and growing every day. Christian schools providing a message of hope and viable solutions based on truth are needed more than ever. Many in the culture may reject the values and principles that “Christian education and living” espouse, but many people can be drawn to that light and hope. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16, You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Let the light of Highlands Christian Academy continue to shine.