From the Desk of Mr. Nast

 
I’ve often thought about what a typical day in the life of Jesus was like.  How similar was it to what we experience ourselves? One of the things that has always struck me is how much time he spent in prayer, mostly by himself.  In Mark 1:35 Jesus did what I think was for him, the norm. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place where he prayed.”  I think Jesus was very disciplined in two particular areas: prayer and solitude. Prayer is clearly something Christians understand must be part of our lives. However, knowing and doing are not synonymous.  But it wasn’t just a commitment to prayer that Jesus modeled. It was setting a time in which he was alone with his Father so he could focus only on him. In the Mark account we find Simon and the other disciples looking for Jesus and asking, “What are you doing off on your own?  There are a lot of people who need you.” (paraphrased) Too often I approach prayer and solitude as if that is what I do while I’m awaiting something really important to happen. It’s kind of like a sports team warming up before the real action begins. Unfortunately, prayer isn’t a warm-up at all.  It’s where Christian lives’ battles are won and lost. And that is why we set aside a time for weekly faculty prayer, our Moms in Prayer meet throughout the year, and we monthly set a Sunday evening apart to pray as a school for all things that affect our families, board, staff, and future of LCS. One way to make a difference is to join us in any or all of the prayer opportunities provided through LCS.  It could make a difference in your life and the life of the school.