“The LORD God said to the serpent…he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”—Gen. 3:15
What does Easter have to do with education? Well, in a word, everything! Easter takes this topsy-turvy world and reorders it again. Worldly wisdom is exposed as foolishness, power as weakness, and ambition as empty pride. Don’t get me wrong. Man has often pursued greater wisdom, greater influence, and greater accomplishment. We have frequently embarked on this noble quest of saving our children through education and our society through social programming.
What we seldom think of when we consider growing the minds of our children are bruised heads and bruised heels. We rarely think of Easter and how it made education something worth pursuing. The confusion lies in the forked-tongue words of the serpent and the poison running through our own blood as a result. Education would always be limited and temporary even in the best conditions. Man in all his greatness and ingenuity could save neither our heads nor our heels. From top to bottom we were playing the fool.
There was only One in the universe that could deliver the deathblow to tyranny, sin, deception, foolishness, and vain-glory. But the crushing of the serpent’s head would require the bruising of His heel. His heel was bruised so that our heads might be saved; saved from thinking ourselves to death. From bottom to top, we are made alive and free in order that our whole lives—head, heart, hands and feet—might know true wisdom, true power, and true pleasure.
We can either step lightly in the fields of education, making desperate attempts to navigate a dangerous world, or we can walk boldly toward the future in the footsteps of One who has walked before us with victory in His wake. Here at Pinnacle Classical Academy, we teach with the reality of Easter always before us. We want to help train up your children to be students of the Bruised Heel not the crushed head.