Faculty Focus

Christmas and Service

December is here; the Christmas season is upon us, and with the celebration of Advent—the coming of Jesus Christ—my heart rejoices in the prophecy announced in Isaiah 9:6 and fulfilled in the New Testament:

“For to us a child is born (Luke 2:11),
to us a son is given (John 3:16, Galatians 4:4 & 5);”

Scripture further explains why Jesus came to earth:

“. . .the Father sent His Son to be the Savior of the world (I John 4:14).”

“. . .the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many (Matthew 20:28).”

Because of all that Jesus has done for us, we at Killian Hill want to emulate His example of sacrifice and service by purposefully, gratefully, and joyfully serving others. In connection with this theme, it is appropriate to extend a very special “thank you” to these people who demonstrated service and leadership in coordinating our first semester lower school clubs:

Miss Rachel Sauls – Coding
Mr. Daniel Hildebrand – Robotics
Mrs. Janeen Dawson – Book Buddies #1 & #2
Miss Megan Keeney – Kilometer Kids
Mr. Essentia Essien – Chess Club
Mr. David Eilert – Orchestra
Arianna Ayala, Charlotte DeVos, Julianna Sutliff – Cougar Cubs

Romans 12:10 commands “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor,” and James 1:22 further requires that we should “. . .be doers of the word, and not hearers only.” Led by the excellent, consistent modeling of service by Miss Lynn Cantrell, our Service Club has beautifully put these truths into practice as they have truly been the “hands and feet of Jesus” in performing selfless acts of kindness and service throughout this semester. In September, our Service Club members made cards, bought and donated 17 trauma bears, and prepared and delivered a buffet meal for the firemen of Station #3 in Lilburn. In October, they donned rubber gloves and toted trash bags as they walked the Lilburn Park trails to pick up trash following Lilburn Days. November was a busy, busy month as they taped/glued 2,875 Box Tops to redemption certificates so that Killian Hill Christian School could earn $287.50 from the Box Tops for Education program. The students also served as our Canned Food Drive workers as they collected, organized, and packed all of the food donations for the Lilburn Co-op Ministry. As a final project, our Service Club members prepared and shipped special Christmas care packages to six young, single adults (including Miss Tabea Villiger) who are serving the Lord as teachers in a missionary school in the country of Albania. What a blessing it has been to observe these sweet young people with smiles on their faces as they graciously and fervently served others!!

As you and your family observe your favorite traditions for this special Christmas season, I pray that you may clearly see and savor the Lord Jesus Christ; and because of the rich blessings He has bestowed on you, may you seek to extend that blessing by serving others.

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