Tomorrow marks the beginning of the new academic year for Knoxville public schools. It’s a new feeling for Hollianne and me, as we now have a a child in high school, a middle schooler and our youngest in elementary school. School supplies are purchased and organized, new clothes have been bought and the backpacks are prepped. It’s off to school in the morning.
Our three are eager to get going. The new year represents a fresh start. New classes, new teachers and the opportunity to meet new friends. Last year is a distant memory- any disappointments have been put away in anticipation of this new adventure.
All of us have this opportunity for renewal.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Fresh starts are made possible for those who believe in and walk with Jesus Christ.
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 1 Peter 1:3
Fresh starts. And the confidence in knowing that the One who created the heavens and the earth is also concerned about us.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Tomorrow represents a big day for children and educators everywhere. Hug your kids. Pray for all teachers.
And be thankful for God Almighty. Renewal is available for all.
God bless you.