They Came Back! Let’s Celebrate!
How exciting it was to see the kids return to school this week! Granted, it wasn’t exactly under the circumstances that we would have hoped, but they are here! For those of us who work all year round, it gets mighty lonely when the teachers and students are not in the building.
This week, I’d like to highlight our Primary class. That’s one group of students that knows how to celebrate! I heard that they’ve been practicing how to write “thank you” notes, so their teacher, Ms. Harvey, helped them to write notes to their parents and provided them with chocolate and flowers to GIVE to their parents. If you happen to be a parent of a Primary student who insisted that the chocolate was for them, you may want to ask them about it again. 🙂
Another super fun activity that Primary enjoyed this week was celebrating our 100th day of school. They enjoyed a balloon pop party with 100 balloons that filled the cafeteria. What a wonderful way to celebrate our return to school.
I’ve been taking a free course on the book of Exodus. The professor shared that chapter 40 of Isaiah is a poem of celebration for God’s delivery of the Israelites during the exodus. What I didn’t realize before is that they were celebrating at the very beginning of the exodus because they were so confident that God was going to bring it to completion. They could trust God because He had already proven Himself faithful.
Several times in chapter 40, the phrases “Do you not know? Have you not heard?” are used. They are saying to me, “Haven’t you seen me work before? Didn’t I already tell you I would?” They are a reminder that once God begins a work, we can be assured that He will complete it.
Is there something going on in your life where you are still waiting for God to work? Celebrate today because God will keep His promises. May I suggest a big balloon release? Or maybe chocolate and flowers are the way to go. 🙂
The kids are back! Let’s celebrate!
Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon C. Brobst, Director
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 28-31