Having been a student, teacher, or a principal in a Christian school setting for well over 40 years I am sometimes guilty of taking some of the gifts of the Christian school for granted. We talk a great deal with family and friends about the gifts we are purchasing for Christmas. Below are just a few of the gifts of Christmas at GCCS that I am thankful for:

  • It is a gift to say, “Let’s pray”, to a class, a student body, a group of committee members, or a parent in my office and pray to our Lord and Saviour.
  • It is a gift to hear the powerful biblical words of Handel’s Messiah being sung beautifully in the school, not because the piece of music is famous but because we actually believe it when we sing, “For Unto Us a Son is Given.”
  • It is a gift to go as a school to the Santa Claus parade and be one of the few floats that profess boldly that, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only begotten Son.”
  • It is a gift to not just look in the cradle at the newborn baby with our students but to point them to the empty cross and a risen Lord who has gifted us with a salvation from sin that could not come from anywhere else.

Take time this month to give thanks for the real gifts of Christmas.

Marvin Bierling