But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Dear VCA Families,
There are just eight weeks left in the 2020-21 school year and as my former administrator used to say, “The horse is headed for the barn.” Simply said, everyone is ready to be done and take a break. Students, teachers, administrators, and parents are weary and the warmer spring temperatures make it increasingly difficult to focus on being at school.
The prophet Isaiah, however, encouraged the nation of Israel when they were “weary” of the trials they were facing to “hope in the Lord.” By keeping their focus and trust in Him, they would be able to “renew their strength” and “soar on wings like eagles” and “not grow weary.”
That’s good advice for us all as we finish out this school year. As my former track coach used to say, we need to “run through the tape.” In other words, don’t slow down as you get closer to the finish line. Instead, we need to keep running and finish strong!
-- David Funk