I saw a flock of geese flying south yesterday. It’s still warm outside, and the sun is still up after dinner, but fall is definitely in the air. We are in a season change. Sweaters are grabbed last minute before leaving the house for school, but quickly shed as the sun bears down by lunch. Summer is saying a sweet goodbye, and a cool breeze is ushering fall into the door. Before we say goodbye, though, let’s not forget to help our kids and families remember all God taught us over the summer.
For many of us, summer is a time where we allow a little more down time in our lives – teachable moments for God to use. Maybe that was at home where devotionals were easier to do before bedtime, or maybe it was going to camp or VBS where our kids had “mountaintop” experiences and truly encountered God. Perhaps the families at your church had some special time together during the summer on vacations or more time at home together. Whatever it may be, let’s capture those special summer moments and make them last into fall and all throughout the year. Remind kids of those experiences – keep their hearts focused on what they’ve learned and challenge them to share those things with the kids in their schools. Fall is here – an exciting new season for God to do some awesome things. But don’t forget what he’s already done. Celebrate, commemorate, and appreciate his blessings in every season.