Would You Move?

A woman praying

We had just walked into the Admission office, this past Monday, and were briefly comparing notes on sermons. We spoke of the power of perspective, of watching a loved one struggle, of a pastor who taught us to ask God to lighten our burden or increase our strength. The phone rang and signaled it was time to get to work.

The voice of the parent who called is distinctive, and I knew immediately who was speaking. She is a mother who leans hard on Christ. A professional in her country of origin, she is underemployed here in the U.S. “May our children come for the admission assessment?” she asked. “We don’t know yet how God will provide the tuition that we will owe, but we have to get our children to a Christian school. The children are so eager. My daughter came to me this weekend and told me that she had found an apartment near Trinity that was $600 per month less than our current apartment. ‘Mom,’ she said, ‘it has one bathroom instead of two, but we don’t need two bathrooms; it’s much more important to be in a Christian school than to have two bathrooms.’” The phone conversation continued and meandered to an art competition one of her children had entered. The theme for the competition was “Give Me Your Eyes.” “That’s what it’s all about, Mom," she added. "We just need to have God’s eyes to see.”

I don’t know what’s on your plate today, but perspective, struggle, prayer, and a desire to have God’s eyes are blending mightily on mine. 


About the Author

Imported from across the Atlantic, where she learned to love languages, old cities, and a great cup of coffee, Margot has served at Trinity Christian School since 2003. Her awe of God and the work He is doing at TCS increases with each passing year.

About Trinity Christian School

Pursuing Excellence for Mind and Heart

K-12 Independent Christian School in Northern Virginia

Located just over 20 miles southwest from Washington, D.C., 10 miles south of Route 66 in Fairfax, and 10 miles west of the Capital Beltway

Educating students to the glory of God by pursuing excellence for mind and heart since 1987



A 2019 National Blue Ribbon School