Sunday brings the return of September. I look forward to the return of the fall season, not just for the pleasantness of sipping warm coffee on a cool morning or the joy of adding colorful cardigans to an outfit. Those are fun, simple gifts that are a part of the months to follow. I also love the refreshing walks in the evening with fewer mosquitos buzzing and more crisp air flowing through the trees.
Sunday may arrive with a new month and the promise of a new season, but this year I am especially excited to pick up the role of teacher again. I am excited about the structure of church, Sunday school, and introducing a new set of kids to the Word of God. I am excited to watch a beautiful group of children grow and learn what it means to love God and love others.
Sunday means I have one week before these lovely things begin. I will count down the days until I get to meet “my” kids. Yes, I will enjoy my last week of the summer schedule, but in my heart I am ready to be amazed for another year as I learn so much from some of the youngest in the church. I’m ready to have the pleasure of joining them in worship, as they sing their little hearts to our Father.
What makes your heart glad with the coming of fall?