Surpassing All Others-Christ Preeminent!

April 29
Our daughter, Jiewon, has completed her doctorate work and will now be a professor of French at Covenant College, high atop Lookout Mountain!  We are so proud of this newest accomplishment and thrilled God has called her to a Christian University!  I wanted to take time to share the school's motto and mission statement, but also to ask you to pray for the door to stay open in America for students to be educated in such a manner.

The focus of Covenant College is found in it's motto, based on Colossians 1:18.

"In all things Christ preeminent."

"Acknowledging Christ preeminent as the creator of all things, as the redeemer of people fallen into sin, as the touchstone of all truth, and as the sovereign ruler over all ares of life, the College strives to discern and to unfold the implications of His preeminence in all things.

The Mission...
is to explore and express the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things.  We educate Christians to engage culture and cultures, to examine and unfold creations, and to pursue biblical justice and mercy in community.  With the student-faculty relations and strong teaching and scholarship at the foundation, out Christ-centered community seeks to help students mature in three primary areas:
Identity in Christ
Biblical frame of reference
Service that is Christ-like
We offer the world biblically grounded men and women equipped to live out extraordinary callings in ordinary places."

Don't you love that last statement!  That is what I am praying for the generations which are coming after me.  Lord, teach young men and women all around the world in a manner that they are grounded in Your Word and equipped to live out extraordinary callings in ordinary places!  For those of us closer to heaven, keep us mindful that You can teach an old dog new tricks and we still have the ability through the power of the Holy Spirit to perform extraordinary service for the cause of Christ.  In Jesus' name. Amen