Dear Veritas Families,
It has been a week since we began the online education. It feels like it’s been a month! I want to thank each of our families for your cooperation in making the transition. I am so thankful to our staff and faculty for their huge sacrifice of time, energy, and love in such a time as this. We are discovering that in many ways, online education is much more demanding and exhausting than the onground education. What amazes me is how the worst of times can bring the best of us. What drives us to go above and beyond the normal call of duty? The growing conviction in my life is that it is the result of the love of God in us. It is like a seed that springs forth after a stormy weather, except we are still in the storm. So, we are ultimately thankful to God for all the blessings in disguise for purifying our faith and love through these trials.
Another unexpected blessing that the COVID-19 situation brings us is the fact that families get to spend much time together. Who could have imagined that all the crazy speed of modernism and all the social disruptions that it has created could be put on hold like this, as if God just pressed a pause button to a video? Who could have imagined that the biblical norm of parents having the time and the leisure to spend time with their children talking about God is ever possible? Well, nothing is impossible with God!
But I pray that none of us take this historic opportunity lightly. At the core of classical education, I have been repeatedly saying from the founding of our school, are the parents who fear and love God, and who take their time to disciple their children’s heart, by 1) telling them of the glorious deeds of the Lord and the wonders of what he has done (Ps 78:4), 2) teaching them God’s Word and discussing how it applies to their lives (Dt 6:4-8), and 3) cultivating a Christ-centered lifestyle in their children (Eph 6:4). I believe this is the primary means by which our children are discipled, and everything we do through classical education is to support parents to do that better.
Please take advantage of this special time to return to God’s plan to train our children in the Lord, and God’s plan to bless your families. Our faculty and staff at Veritas are more committed than ever before to help you in this process.
With Prayer and Gratitude,