This morning our six year old grandson, Ethan, had his first day at school. He is a proud first grader at Sherwood Elementary. As our students head back to school this week we are reminded that the fall is also the start of a new church year. Compass groups, Women’s Bible Study, our Discipleship course, Alpha, our back to school youth event, and other exciting opportunities have begun or are just around the corner.
In a Peanuts cartoon, Lucy and Charlie Brown are having a philosophical discussion about the past and the future. At some point Lucy interjects the powerful metaphor: