At this year’s Back to School Blessing, the Legacy community gathered for an evening of fellowship, worship, and to hear a message from the new Head of School, Kevin Mosley. In his address, Mr. Mosley cast his vision for the 2022-2023 school year, sharing his desire for Legacy’s community to be well-rooted in the Word of God. He encouraged Legacy families to grow deep roots by being in community at their local church.
As I stood in the audience singing (off-key) with the student and faculty choir, I smiled, noting my fellow fine arts faculty members using their gifts to serve the gathered assembly by singing. Serving in this way was not a big stretch for us because many of us regularly use our gifts to serve at our local churches. Whether using musical talents, teaching abilities or visual art-making, we all believe that our creativity can and should be used to serve the church because it is an act of worship. We know that our creativity is a gift from the Lord and in using it to serve his church, we are glorifying him.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Middle School Worship and Vocal Arts instructor Emily Davidson-Lee explained the importance of serving in church saying that it is “fundamental to my walk with Christ and the foundation of my personal relationships. Worshiping and serving alongside other believers provides encouragement, strength, and joy needed for daily Christian life.”
I share this with you not to humble brag about the amazing fine arts teachers at Legacy (though they are amazing, and it’s a privilege to work with them) but to encourage you to heed the charge from our head of school and plug in at a local church — jump in with both feet and serve. How has the Lord gifted you? How has he gifted your children? How can your gifts be used to honor and serve the Lord and his church?
When you get involved with a church, you are planting your roots in soil that’s rich in truth. These roots produce spiritual fruit in your life, and a natural outflow of the fruit of the Spirit is serving the Lord. This service can be used to provide life-giving shade, refuge, and encouragement for people in the parched lands of this culture, which then draws people to God’s truth. Isn’t it a beautiful ecosystem?
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