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A number of times this quarter I’ve quoted verses from one of my favorite psalms, number 37. I suspect it is campaigning to be one of our thematic psalms for the year. It fits all the ups and downs of life with a different but somehow perfectly-suited word of encouragement for all kinds of moments. At 40 verses, it’s a good-sized psalm, and it covers a lot of territory. From reminding us not to fret because of evildoers in times of trouble (v. 1) to affirming the delivering power of God (v. 40), King David provides great perspective for our days of rejoicing and our days of sorrow. Through it all, we can trust God’s provision, strength, and faithfulness, keeping it simple and living a simple life: “Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land and feed on HIs faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart” (v. 3-4). Furthermore, we are reminded that the marks of God’s goodness don’t always translate to the biggest and best resources, space, or comfort. Sometimes He lets us wait on material blessings to remind us of our best inheritance, Himself: “A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked” (v. 16), for “The LORD knows the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever” (v. 18). In providing a Biblical, Christ-centered, classical education, we hope to point our students towards the lasting riches of our Heavenly Father, equipped with tools to serve Him in all areas of their lives.

In Christ,
Bill Stutzman