The first day of school. Kinda brings back memories doesn’t it? I remember having to get up and get ready for school when I really didn’t want to go. I didn’t have anything better to do, but I just didn’t care for school.
Somewhere along the line that changed and I realized I wanted to be a life-long learner. But when I was the age of my kids – all I could think about was basketball, girls and getting out of school.
This morning I watched my middle son drive off with my youngest son as they headed off to high school together. This is the first time as a parent that I have not had to carry at least one of our kids to school. I guess I am feeling old but it would appear they are growing up!
As I watched them walk out the door together, I could not help but think to myself how they each have their whole life in front of them. Ethan is a junior and Bryson a freshman. They will have decisions along the way that, once made, could redirect their lives forever. As a parent, it is a little scary to think about.
But my trust is in the Lord. I have placed them in God’s hands today. Today I pray for my kids, and all kids, as they begin school.
Lord God, I pray today that you will protect our kids. Please grow them into the responsible people you want them to become. Develop them into sincere followers of Jesus so they can make a difference in their schools, in our communities and in our world. Amen!