Dear EPCS family,
This has been about the fastest start to a school year I have ever experienced. School has just about jumped into cruise control, with everyone doing their part while trusting in God to steer us through. It fills me with joy to see how many different hands go into the success of the school, for HIS glory. At times like these, we need to take the time to pause and reflect on what God has and is doing.
Joshua chapter 4:1-24 depicts an action, directed by the LORD, to the Israelites, to create a memorial. Crossing the Jordan river, which had been parted for them, was not a task that anyone might do leisurely. As they were probably in great haste, God slowed them down. This stone memorial provided the Israelites an opportunity to solicit questions from their children and opportunity for instruction. God knew the curious minds of humans would constantly ask questions of the stones, and remember what He did.
He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before you until you had crossed over. The Lord your God did to the Jordan what he had done to the Red Sea when he dried it up before us until we had crossed over. He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”. Joshua 4:21-24 [emphasis added]
This passage has an important principle: Not only do we need to remember God’s work in our lives, but we MUST tell our children about it. Sometimes, in our fast paced lives, we forget to do the latter.
October holds several important events for the EPCS community, Grandparents Day (October 10th) and the School Auction (October 13th). In my humble opinion, both are an opportunity to recognize what the LORD has done and is doing. As we celebrate our Grandparents, lets share with them their memorials (wisdom), or times in their lives, that the LORD showed them His power. As we come together for the Auction (commonly known as the EPCS reunion), take a second to pause. Look around at the physical memorials: the building, the Grounds, the hustle of the dedicated volunteers, every chair, book or piece of chalk.
This month thank the LORD for the impact that EPCS has and will continue to have at letting the whole world know: “that the hand of the Lord is powerful” and that we “might always fear the Lord”.
So many of you are so joyful in your support of EPCS, it inspires, I hope to see you all at the Auction!
For HIS Kingdom,
Reid Robbins, Principal
Dear EPCS family,