In the Likeness of God
There are a lot of complex concepts to grasp in this world. Some people devote their lives to studying the origin of the universe. Others look to understand the expanse of the universe and its complex patterns, while others dedicate their lives to finding cures for the many diseases that plague humanity.
There are many concepts in the Bible that perplex humankind, and God knew they would. Isaiah 55:8-9 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” But one that I think most people, especially young people, grapple with is found in Genesis 5: 1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. You and I are created in the likeness of God. God could have created man in any form He wanted, but He chose His likeness. What that says to me is that we are important!
Many of our students and parents struggle with their self-image. Hold onto this thought today. You are created in the image of God. You are great just the way you are. Don’t let the world tell you how you should look or how you should act. If we focus and devote our lives to being more like Him, we’ll be just fine. Let’s help our kids be satisfied as image-bearers of God.
COVID Update – Parental Choice
We plan to keep our families updated on the COVID activity within our school community. When the school leadership developed the COVID plan for this year, they considered many factors, including the Governor’s guidance for decision making, the CDC recommendations, Boone County recommendations, our local school experience, parental authority, and the physical, mental, and emotional health of our students. From these many factors, the Board of Directors elected to be “mask optional” at this time. The underpinning for this decision is the philosophical position that if not mandated by law, the decision to wear masks should be left to parental choice. The school board will continue to monitor and revisit this decision regularly and, if necessary, make adjustments to the plan.
We have one LS student who was COVID+ before the start of school but did not attend classes. This student will finish out their quarantine before coming to school. As of Thursday, August 12, we do not have any confirmed COVID+ cases in students attending school. We have a teacher that is a household close contact to a COVID+ and will quarantine for 14 days as outlined in our plan.