How valuable is a paintbrush? I know you can buy a good artist's brush for $10 but I think you will agree with me that in the right hands an artist's brush might just be worth a lot more than that.
I would have gladly given VanGogh a brush if I knew he would paint me a picture with it. In Phil Mickelson's hands, a golf club has great value; in my hands, not so valuable. A basketball is magic in Steph Curry's hands. It is tragic in mine. In David's hands, a slingshot defeated Goliath. In a 4th-grade boy's hands, a slingshot is an accident waiting to happen. What I want to say is that the true value of an object is tied to the hands the object rests in.
One of the most important truths we share with our children is that we are at our best when we rest in the right hands.
We can have great value because we rest in the right hands. We need to do everything we can to rest in God's hands. We rest in God's hands when we pray. We rest in God's hands when we serve. We rest in God's hands when we obey him. Our children grow up to be the men and women God wants them to be when they rest in His hands.
Thank you for sharing your children with us. Thank you for resting them in our hands. Our mission is to "prepare children to serve Christ in contemporary society." We join you in putting each one of them in God's hands every day.