Letter To The Editor
To the Editor:
These are emotional times for schools as school safety is on everyone’s minds. Often times the community is unaware of how important student safety is to every employee in a school district. Last night (March 12) I had the privilege of attending Farmington Schools’ monthly School Board meeting and seeing today’s verse lived out.
“In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.” Romans 9:8 NIV
The children of our district are our children too, not by physical descent, but as a gift from their parents and God. This was evident as our former resource officer, principals and superintendent (most of them are males) choked up and teared up as they spoke about how important our students’ safety is to them. It was if they were talking about their own children, their flesh and blood. Our students are not just loved by their parents, but by the school community.
God made a promise to Abraham that he would be the father of a great nation, offspring too numerous to count. They are not all of physical descent, but of a promise of God! Just as our school district has promised to treat our students as our own children, so God has promised that all who call on His name will be His. He will love, provide and most of all protect us. I believe God gets choked up once in a while as He lovingly watches over His children and the choices that are made by them. He desires what is best for each of us and provides opportunities for us to be our best. Our schools do the same.
If you have children in school or know any school employee, give them a hug today and say thanks for loving their students like their own children.