Back to School

As the new school year starts, it’s easy to get caught up in questions and worries – it’s what happens to all of us when something new is happening. Unfamiliarity brings insecurity. It’s just a fact of life.
When it comes to school and our kids, those worries can be magnified to even higher levels!
That’s why, as a church, we are committed to praying for our children, students, teachers, and parents! We follow the example set by Paul in Philippians 4, where he tells us – “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
We are praying for peace, and thanking God for all that He has done in our lives as well as what He will do this upcoming year!
It would be a shame if we only prayed about our worries and for protection, though. If we believe what Jesus said, our children are some of our greatest examples of what it means to follow Him! They have a faith unencumbered by doubts and a boldness to share the truth and love of Jesus that we should all aspire to!
In Matthew 5, Jesus tells us, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
So while we are praying for our worries about what we are experiencing and what our children might encounter, let’s not forget to pray for boldness for our children, teachers, and parents! Let’s pray that they would be beautiful examples of Christ to their schools and everyone that they will interact with every day.