As I reflect on this last year, I’ve thought about what I’ve really missed that I’m sure I have taken for granted in the past; spending time with my grandchildren, family, friends, and worshiping in our sanctuary with my church family. The list goes on and on.
For me, one of the things I’ve especially missed has been the squeals of children laughing and playing, whether it’s our church school children on the playground during coffee hour or our preschoolers exploring the “Teaching Garden” looking for the abundance of God’s tiny creatures. Young children are such exuberant learners and always in awe of the many gifts from God.
Each Sunday of Lent during our Zoom “Godly Play” lessons with our church school children, we follow the journey which Christ made. I am reminded that we are once again preparing for the Great Mystery of Easter, which overflows into the Season of Easter, with its new life, rebirth, joy, and celebration.
I am feeling so energized that this fall, I will once again hear and see the pure joy of children back in our Preschool and Church School. I will once again see the passion they bring to everything they do!
Mother Sarah asked us all last week to think about what has brought us joy and a sense of purpose during our long pandemic year. I know my answer. Have you found yours?