This is the evening before a new year dawns for our K-12 schools. There is so much anticipation that leads up to a new year for students, parents, teachers, staff, and faculty of all schools regardless of age (including college and beyond). With the anticipation comes hope...hope that this year will goes well...hope to be liked...hope to be accepted...hope. My wish for everyone who is embarking on a new academic year is that this year would be one filled with learning, adventures, and opportunities. Where the setbacks and obstacles may be minimal, and where everyone feels safe to be who they are.
My prayer is that each person may feel the love of God, and the peace of the Holy Spirit. Hear these words of Jesus to his disciples: "I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So, don't be troubled or afraid." John 14:27