Is it just me or is crazy that September is here already!
And school is back in session. For us, it's after Labor Day, but watching all my friends post their pics of their kids 1st days back has been fun... especially the comparison pics. Utterly amazing, how life processes.
We watched the movie You've Got Mail the other day. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have a great on-screen chemistry.
"Don't you just love New York in the fall? It makes me want to go buy school supplies. I would send you a newly-sharpened bouquet of pencils, if I knew your name and address.
What a classic line. One I understand. I almost bought a box of crayons for myself this past week, when buying stuff for my oldest. At the very least, I opened a box to take a sniff... the surest, quickest way to recall the joys of childhood.
School somehow brings community together. Whether it's because it takes two trips to the store to find the erasers (true story) or navigating the the carpool lane, campus is a connection point... to speak into the lives of kids and parents as families. We all struggle, we all have struggles; life hits hard and we get hit hard unexpectedly in this life.
Conflict is evidence that love is a choice.
Resolution of conflict is evidence of which choice has been made.
Christ is love. Christ is a choice. In the midst of figuring out how to resolve the conflict and the chaos of life, choosing Christ and continuing to pursue Christ daily is evidence that one is values the hope, plans and purpose that is possible, rather than throwing in the towel to whatever comes against us.
What better time to learn that than as kids.
How much more, it needs to be reinforced to adults in difficult places.
Pray, this #communitySaturday, as people come together and school steps into swing, that God would do the miraculous. Pray for the revelation of Himself and His plans and purposes to be made in the hearts and lives and parents and children; teachers and administrators. May the ultimate lesson of life be learned; that God is love and loves every person; that He has made a way for relationship with Him. Despite life's chaos and conflicts, may we hold fast to the faith we profess; trusting God to accomplish His will in our lives.
To be used for His glory;
To influence our community.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.