"Blessed are those who persevere under trial, because when they have stood the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him." James 1:12
First day of school, last day of school... there isn't much difference. Everyone is happy, smiling and even a bit giddy. The anticipation of what is to come puts most in a jolly mood. It's usually what happens between the first and the last day we face our greatest challenges and breaking points. It's also the time we grow in faithfulness, persevering in doing what is right.
As for today, let's give thanks. We have made it! Another year is wrapped up. Through all the disappointments, tests, mistakes, we have persevered and survived. Lessons have been learned, memories made, and you have made a difference... perhaps even one for an eternity. As the students leave today, know they take a part of you with them. May you enJOY the sweetness of this day, as you hear the Voice of our Father whisper in your ear, "Well down, good and faithful servant, well done."
have a joy-filled day!