I’ve been a little under the weather this week, so I have really missed being around our wonderful students at Trinity. However, I did want to take just a few moments to tell you how much I appreciate your tremendous support of the Lord’s work at TPS. We are blessed to be part of a special school – a family, really. That blessing truly warms my heart this Christmas season!
As I write these words, our middle and upper school students are completing their final exam of the semester, our fifth grade choir is performing in Willet Hall, and our lower school students are preparing to lead the school in the traditional singing of Christmas carols. PTO volunteers who decked the halls with Christmas finery just before the Thanksgiving break have taken everything down and stored it away for next year, and teachers are preparing to adjust their thermostats, turn out the lights, and shut the school down for two weeks.
My prayer for all of us is that we will use the days ahead to reflect on the wonderful gifts we have been given. While the temptation is to think about those material gifts we would all like to receive, it is important to pause and realize that we are already filled to overflowing with tremendous blessings, and that we truly want for nothing.
First, there is the gift of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ – the reason for the season! Without him, life’s trials and tribulations would be unbearable. Christ is our hope – the greatest gift ever given.
We also enjoy the gift of human relationships. These come in many forms, and include our closest loved ones, dear friends, co-workers, and acquaintances. I am convinced that we will one day answer to God as to how we cultivated these relationships. People really are that important.
Finally, we have the gift of purpose in our lives. Each of us has been called to specific Kingdom-building work. Have you discovered yours? A critical task for us is to help your children discover their true purpose, and give them the tools to pursue it with abandon, all to the glory of God.
My prayer for you is that you will take the time in the coming days to reflect upon how blessed you truly are, and how you may be a blessing to others. In the meantime, I will pray prayers of thanksgiving for each of you, and ask the Lord to shower his blessings upon you.
Wishing you and yours a happy and holy Christmas!
Kerry Palmer, Head of School