The first week of school has finally arrived and we could not be more excited to see our students and families back on our campuses. In a sense, our ministry can be viewed from the perspective of an ancient shipbuilding preacher who “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family.” (Hebrews 11:7a).
Do you remember that Noah began to build the ark before his sons were born and that he lived 500 miles away from the nearest large body of water? 500 miles is about the distance from Lancaster to Redding, CA. This is a very long trip considering the modes of transportation available in Noah’s day. Chuck Swindoll, one of my favorite bible teachers, tells us that the ark’s holding capacity was equal to eight modern-day freight trains of 66 cars each and that “God still remembers His promise to Noah every time He sees a rainbow.”
Like Noah building the ark, your part in the ministry of DCS is a daily act of faith. As you respond to the call of God upon your life to share the gospel and your lives with others the Lord will lead you and use your gifts and effort to glorify Himself and bless people around you. Students, parents, and other staff members will be touched by our Savior through you. What a wonderful way to live! “By faith Noah” and by faith, each of us,
Welcome to a new school year!