The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” (Psalm 111:10).
Marta Stone, a former teacher and full-time homemaker, wrote an article entitled “An Investment for Eternity” in the 2004 Adventist Review. She writes, “After 23 years of being part of the system known as Adventist education, my roots are irreversibly planted.” She further emphasizes, “Classes on topics of eternal importance provide a definite advantage…
” On the website for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (www.nadadventist.org) you can find out why Adventist education is a good choice and access resources and information all the way from kindergarten through college. Under the curriculum tab you can explore the meaning of “Journey to Excellence.” Although these are important aspects of the value of Adventist education, they are not the main reason for sending our children to our schools. It has to do with eternity.
Ellen G. White makes the following inspired
statement, “Our lifework here is a preparation
for the life eternal. The education begun here
will not be completed in this life; it will be going
forward through all eternity—ever progressing,
never completed.” (Child Guidance, 297-8)
By Mitch Hazekamp