So many of you have been searching for prayers and support as your children head off to school. My blog has been pretty busy these last couple of days! This made me reflect upon how each year I would send a note off to school with my daughters on (or close to) the first day of school. I would let know how totally I was (and still am) in love with them, how I would be (and still am) praying for them, how I appreciated the growth I saw in them over the summer and then I would usually include a verse to let remind them of God’s truth!
Here are a few of the verses that I remember including….
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
“God has said, ”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying:”I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3
Some years I would write out a prayer for their year, some years included a gift and every year included the fact that I was crazy about them and would be there for them as they went through each day.
This year I only had 1 card to write to my Moody Bible Institute Freshman. I left it with a mug and some candy (in our home, you can never go wrong with candy). As a matter of fact – when you read this we should be on our way home from Chicago (wonder if we’re all laughing or crying)?