The Biggest Decision
The Biggest Decision
When our children are born, we begin to realize that every decision, right or wrong, will impact them for the rest of their lives. God entrusted these beautiful babies and gave us clear instructions on how they should be raised. “Direct your children on the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
Sounds easy, right? Well, it can be, but let us be realistic, life can be precarious. It may cause us to lose focus on what is important. We may begin to question our decisions on the type of education and foundation we want for our children. What was once a priority may not be as important anymore because life has taken you on a different journey. But let me tell you, as a parent of an Alumni, I am a firm believer that a solid Christian foundation begins at home, and the partnership of a solid Christian School will impact the lives of our children. Selecting a Christian Education will be the most valuable and important decision a parent can make.
It will impact your child’s life, character, and integrity. The seeds of the gospel planted in their lives at an early age will flourish one day. They will know their calling and use their spiritual gifts and talents to impact those around them for the Glory of God! At ICS they will be loved, cared for, inspired, pushed, encouraged to reach beyond the stars and completely trust their Father in Heaven.
One day, when they finally complete their journey at Immanuel, they will walk across the stage and be handed their diplomas. It will symbolize the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. They will begin to write their own story, filled with excitement, adventure, suspense, and hazardous territories they must cross to grow. The best part of their next chapter is that even after they have graduated and moved on, they are not alone. Those teachers who invested in their lives and fervently prayed for them will continue playing a main character in their story. As a parent, it is a blessing knowing that my child has a strong support system.
Parents, choosing a Christian Education is one of the most crucial decisions you will make. Just remember that it will be an investment for a lifetime. Just because our students leave when they graduate, move to other cities, or decide to attend other schools, they are not forgotten. They continue to be a part of Immanuel’s story and legacy.