School Theme

Our school theme for the Bryn Athyn Church School for the 2023-2024 school year is: “I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains” (Psalm 121:1).

Mountains mean people who possess the goodness of love…. Mountains and hills in the Word symbolize heaven and the church where love toward the Lord and love for the neighbor are found.” (Apocalypse Revealed 336)

In the Word, eyes symbolize inner sight, comprehension, or understanding…. So lifting one’s eyes is seeing and perceiving what is above [spiritually speaking] …. [or] seeing within oneself.” (Secrets of Heaven 2148)

We also use phrases such as “things are looking up” when we are talking about being hopeful, and this year our chapel schedule will focus on the Prophets and Psalms, which often contain a theme of “hope.”

We hope that this year, as a school community, we can practice lifting up the “eyes” of our understanding to the “mountains” of the Lord’s love, because this is where our help and our hope comes from.

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains, from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

Rev. Solomon Keal,
School Pastor