The first of our values is Every Student Matters Every Day. This is foundational to our understanding of our worth.

The redemptive story in its entirety is a testament to the truth that Every Student Matters, Every Day. People matter to God therefore they should matter to us. God’s work in creation and God’s work in redemption are the two main reasons why we can say ‘every student matters every day’.

God created male and female (Genesis 1:27). The creation of man demonstrates that we matter to God, but not only did God create man, he breathed into him the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). The breath of God is in each human, created in His image (Genesis 1:26).

Man enjoyed communion with God in the garden. However, man’s sin ultimately caused a fracture between God and man. The relationship was broken and irreparable by any action man could take. God did not forsake man. In Genesis chapter 3, God initiates the rescue plan where He will send a savior, Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14).

The fact of Jesus’ coming is the final proof that God cares for mankind. Jesus, God’s own son, then willingly died the sacrificial death which we deserved to ultimately prove that God’s love is so vast, He would give His only Son for us (John 3:16).

Paul Valese

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