Dear parents of WCS students,
I write these words so that you may be encouraged to "tell the next generation about the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done." Having recently been blessed with my first child (a son, named Jude) this quote from Psalm 78:4 speaks volumes to me, and has been a topic of discussion in the Gr. 5 class lately. We've unpacked this verse and have concluded that God wants us to pass on our faith to our future kids so that they may grow up to know the Lord and learn about his power and mighty acts (i.e. sending his son so that we may be saved). Each student in the school has been given the task of working on an art project based on Psalm 78:4. These art pieces are turning out to be very beautiful! Please feel free to come to WCS and walk the halls (starting May 10) as they'll be put up by then.
Our class is also finding that this verse ties in well with another theme we've been exploring in our science unit on human organ systems: Psalm 139:14 which says "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." This verse captures the miracle that life is. It's amazing to think that we all started off as one cell, and now we're made up of trillions of cells. It's incredible to think about how small we are in this infinite universe. It's wonderful to think of how powerful God is. I encourage you to share those wonders with your kids often, so that the next generation can learn give credit where credit is due and pass on that knowledge/wisdom to their kids some day. Furthermore, if we are intentional about seeking for those wonders, we start to see them often.
Sincerely, Axel Hiemstra (Gr. 5 Teacher)