January 17, 2018

What did you do on Monday? For many of us it was a day off of work. Maybe you took care of some shopping, worked around the house or enjoyed a day of leisure. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday that I think many of us often take for granted. This year I had a little extra time to think about the holiday as I was hiking (leisure) on one of our local mountains. Dr. King had such a tremendous impact on our society and changed the lives and viewpoints of so many people across our country.

As I was thinking about Dr. King and his work, Galatians 3:26-28 popped into my head. “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” These are such powerful words to follow when we think about how we relate to each other. It is a great reminder that God sees us all as His sons and daughters and that is how He expects us to view each other. My prayer is that we are a community at Valley Lutheran that takes these words to heart in all of our interactions.

Mr. Robert Koehne
Executive Principal