The Christmas holidays are over and it's back to school and the routine of our busy lives.
It's tempting to grieve the end of our holidays. Returning to 'work mode' is not always so easy. But on the first day of school this year a student told me how glad she was to be back again! She was looking forward to the classroom activities, the academic challenges and being together with her friends.
What an empowering attitude!
Whether this student is at school or on holidays, she can look forward to each and every day.
The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us that all of life is God's gift to us. Whether we are working or holidaying, facing a difficult situation or a joyful one, grieving or celebrating – all of life is God's gift to us. Trusting in God's daily care, we are invited to be positive in each situation and to find enjoyment in every day!
Happy New Year.
Pastor Michael Alfson