Summer 2020 (Yes, 2020!)
Hi kids! Imagine its summertime, not this past summer, but next summer! Imagine its June 2020. Describe your school year that just completed! Wow. What would really ensure a great school year? That’s correct! Starting each day with a good breakfast! But there’s more. How about breakfast for you inner spirit!
Starting the year off, starting each day off, with God and carrying the cross of Jesus with you. What does it mean to carry Jesus cross? It means taking responsibility for our work, play, our words and actions. Sometimes we start something, like, cleaning our room! Or, remembering to do our homework right after school. Or, listening to our caregivers, or being kind to our classmates, friendly to new kids we meet. We start off good. But, sometimes we go off plan. Forget to follow through. Maybe get a little lazy! Or, tired.
So let’s make sure June 2020 is a time to celebrate a great school year by starting today to stick to the plan. Jesus was with a bunch of people and he said, that is you want to follow me, you need to “carry your cross.” Do you have a cross? Well, think of the cross as our responsibilities. The cross was Jesus responsibility when he died on the cross to forgive our sins and give us a fantastic life! In gratitude, we carry our cross, too. Here, I even have a real cross for each of you to remind you of the cross Jesus carried.
The Future Starts Tomorrow
For example, every very morning, you can say, Good Morning, God! It may sound a but corny, but really, God is waiting for you every morning. Really, God wants to spend the day with you! And Jesus wants us to carry his cross (we know he loves us that much) and for us to carry our own cross (we want to stick to our plan), and as we listen to our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, teachers, we will learn, grow, and enjoy God’s very best for us. So, let’s stick to the plan… make it a great new school year and get ready for June 2020 when we will say it was all worth living every day following Jesus!
Thanks for being with me, today.