Sometimes we forget that schooling and learning involves more than reading, writing and arithmetic. It involves more than learning adult stuff. We also need to grow in knowledge and understanding in the Lord and in His Word. God’s Word is the very anchor for all our lives. It gives our lives the guidance and the purpose we need. It tells us how to live in a God-pleasing way, and it tells us how and why we are saved by God’s grace in Christ Jesus.
Jesus is your Savior. Jesus paid the price for all your sin. Jesus gives you eternal life, and Jesus leads you through the joys and pitfalls of this life. The world would swallow us up without Jesus, but He is here for you in Word and Sacrament.
So this school year, please remember the one thing necessary for families or singles alike — hearing God’s Word preached and receiving his body and blood.