LCA Insights – from the desk of LaVonne McIlrath, Head of School
During February we celebrate Black History Month. It is a great time to honor the many heroes of the faith and the contributions that they have made to our country. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We are not makers of history, we are made by history.”
I love hearing about family history. Unless we share our stories, those special memories and experiences aren’t passed on to the next generation. Sharing our stories lets others see how far we’ve come, and gives a sense of value and appreciation for what we have.
My dad often reminisces about growing up on a farm in rural Minnesota. He is now 88 and remembers living without electricity until he was in 5th grade. His childhood memories are very similar to the old television series Little House on the Prairie. This past year our family created a book of his stories so these treasures can be passed on to future generations of grandchildren.
It is through our past experiences (good and bad) that we grow. Even in our spiritual lives, we can look back and see how faithful God has been to meet our needs – and if He met our needs in the past, He can meet them now, as well as in the future.
As nostalgic as it can be to look back, it is even more important to look forward. A favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Our History, Our Future – I’m thankful that it is all in God’s Hands!
LaVonne McIlrath, Head of School
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