Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mixed Emotions

"You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts"
(2 Corinthians 3:2,3).

This is the theme of our school this year. The principal presented it well in our opening assembly this morning. He explained how we get to know things and people from reading letters about them. This analogy can be used to explain how others will learn and get to know God through us, as we ourselves are letters. It's my prayer that my children, myself, and the school will be able to let their lights shine for Christ and that as the Holy Spirit writes on our hearts, we may glorify Christ and others will see Him living in us.

It was hard to be positive and energetic this morning, as I always have mixed emotions about starting school. We had such a great summer together, but now it's time for more schedules and routines. We had a very early start this morning- they were ready!

I know that God is watching over them all day at school, on the bus, or outside; they are in good hands.

- the first one ready and out the door!

-a bit nervous about something new (starting grade one), but he loves school nonetheless!

-a decieving look of sadness

-that's more like it!

-not sure why they're looking in different directions- the bus has come the same way for the past 7 years

-off they go -out of sight, but always in my thoughts!

1 comment:

elsie hiebert said...

I also had mixed emotions. My second one started high school and she is a shy one. I worried most about her (but found out later that I didn't need to). I like routine and fall but I will miss the kids.