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Count Your Blessings

May 14, 2021
By Paul Williams

When growing up in the church, I recall singing the song “Count Your Many Blessings.” As a young boy, the truth of the lyrics did not have a significant impact. But like so many things like this in our youth we don’t realize how true those words can be until we become an adult. For all of us, the last fifteen months have been hard. Hard emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. As a follower of Christ, I know that He works the greatest in our lives in the crucible of life. But it is still hard.

While recognizing how hard it has been, I am drawn back to the words of this song.  

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings; ev’ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.
When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings; money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.
So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged; God is over all.
Count your many blessings; angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

 

I want to mention just a few of the blessings that God gave TPCS during this season.

  • Held a special outdoor graduation for the class of 2020, allowing them to march across a stage to receive their diplomas
  • Launched and ran a successful capital campaign ($1.6 million raised) for a new Jr High building
  • Broke ground and built a new Jr High building in eight months
  • Completed ACSI accreditation and hosted an evaluation team to receive full accreditation for the next five years
  • Continued to offer a robust academic program during the pandemic
  • Continued athletics and fine arts under challenging conditions
  • Preformed a spring musical and spring concert
  • Granted an astonishing gift of $1.5 million over five years towards the buildout and execution of our vision for academic rigor.
  • Held a successful Prom for our high school
  • We get to proclaim Jesus Christ and His saving grace freely within our school
  • We get to praise and worship Christ in our chapels and programs
  • We have great facilities
  • We have incredible teachers and staff who have persevered through this challenging season

 

It is easy to get focused on the challenges that are coming our way. I encourage you to take a step back and count your many blessings and see what God has done for you over these last fifteen months. Praise be to God for His generous gifts!

Training scholars. Making disciples. Graduating leaders. 

Traders Point Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.