If you are on social media at all, you have been blessed (or bombarded?) by back-to-school pics. Aren’t all these kids cute? Parents can’t wait until school is out to see how their first day went. Then there’s this kid:
Seriously though, it has been a big week for many, as parents are making difficult decisions about sending kids to school in these still-challenging times and teachers are balancing the excitement of a new year with the anxiety of COVID. Then there are the School Boards making tough choices on masks and school administrators having to follow through on these decisions in their individual schools.
There’s a whole lot of worry right now, and that’s not even including what’s going on in Afghanistan and other parts of the world. What do we do with all that worry? How do we respond to all that’s going on around us, particularly the things we can’t control? Peter tells us, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Pet. 5:7) Jesus tells us, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” And Daniel? Well, Daniel shows us an amazing way to deal with worry in the midst of difficulty. We all know about Daniel in the lion’s den, but do you know what he did to get him there? I hope you’ll be here Sunday, either in-person or online, as I share what happened and how his method for peace under tumultuous circumstances can change the way you live. It’s the last week of our, “Before We Get Started…” prayer series; you won’t want to miss it!