I Have To Do Homework Again!
So Norah’s been going to Kindergarten at Baker Elementary School. And so far what I have learned is that I have to do homework again? What? I’m not kidding. The amount of reading material and things I have to sign are unreal. I am sooooo overwhelmed with school paper work, it’s beyond yikes.
Not only is there a ton of paperwork to do, I also have to remember Norah’s snack days in which I have to buy snacks for her entire class. Guess what… today was her day of providing snacks… and guess what… I forgot. So my solution was to see what we have in the house to provide snacks, and I come the conclusion is that we do not have of one kind of snack to provide for the whole class. So I ran to Aldi at 8:30am… Aldi was closed… so I went to Giant Eagle… and got a ton of animal crackers. Raced back to the school and gave it to the office, and I think I have completed the task.
Man… I am 39 years old. I have been out of school for 24 years, and 24 years ago was the last time I had to do any kind of homework. But now… I am back at doing homework, and I am sadly behind! Well I got behind because I had no idea I had homework. Apparently inside Norah’s backpack are two folders. One folder is her assignments and also homework. The other folder, which I sadly assumed was also hers, was actually mine! And in my folder is a BUNCH of stuff!
So for the next week or so, I have reading a bunch of this stuff and going to try to figure out what the heck is going on.
Homework, I guess, never ends, it will continue until your last kid becomes 21 years old. So that means I have approximately about 19 more years of homework… wow… It does not stop after that possibly, because then I’ll probably have some kind of “homework” as I am getting ready for retirement. Man… it just will not end, there is always something to do.
Hmm… I guess that is just like the Christian faith. Last week in the Sunday service. I preached about how it is not just good enough to “show up.” As Christians, we have responsibility, we have things to do, and it’s not so much that God is demanding it from us, but more so, it is expected of us to do so. Remember that there is a lot of work to be done on this world, and our acceptance into God’s family isn’t about getting in and sitting down and relaxing. God is hoping that through if we receive the gift of salvation that is through the grace of God (not anything we do), that our gratefulness would compel us to live a grateful life, to live generously, peacefully, happily, and honestly. Because we have experienced those things through God’s love.
God does not give us assignments to do, because what we do does not necessarily matter what it comes to salvation, again God’s grace has no limitations, it cannot be counted, it cannot be weighed. But having our eyes open by God, feeling that connection with God, being saved, falling on our knees to our Lord and Savior, causes us to be active, to be motivated to do more than just merely exist and show up. Yes, it’s homework… never ending homework.
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