Do you remember the smell of a new box of crayons? How about the smell of a new rubber eraser, or a box of pencils? Do you remember the smell or paste? Or white glue? I know for many of us the idea of getting new school supplies, however much we did not want to go to school, seemed to be the highlight of our school year. It was new and exciting, going to the store and picking out what you needed on the list you had. Do you remember how it felt getting something new?
I know for many of us, those days are long past, a distant memory. What if, however, we look at our relationship with God, with Christ just like we did when we received something new? If we think about it, each day is a new opportunity we have to nurture and build relationships, it is a new opportunity to strengthen our relationship with God, a new time to work at building our relationships with others, family and friends. If we could take that same excitement we had so many years ago, and use it everyday that we have, our faith can be renewed each day, our relationship can grow stronger and our love grow deeper.
Remember the times so long ago, but use that joy and happiness, that wide eyed wonderment of having something new, and face each day like we are just opening a new box of crayons.
Pastor Lisa Chachula