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COLUMN: Sprinting to the end of the school year at Covenant Christian Academy

Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:00 am

The end of the school year always feels like a sprint to the finish line at the end of a marathon. We’ve pushed past the runner’s block, we’re so close to the end, and we’re giving everything we’ve got to finish strong. And when we finish we can relax and revel in our accomplishments.

For the past few years as high school graduation approaches, I’ve shared this metaphor with our seniors. Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us that we are running a race, but we are not alone. We’re surrounded by a cloud of witnesses and we can persevere with our eyes on Jesus. While the original intent of the Scripture is that the cloud of witnesses is the previous list of “heroes of the faith” in chapter 11, I always remind these students that they are also surrounded by a cloud of witnesses including their families, friends, our faculty and staff, and other Covenant alumni. Once they receive that diploma they become part of the cloud of witnesses for the next class. It a beautiful picture of how important community is to our ability to finish our goals and achieve God’s purpose for our lives.

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