We all know about back to school, but that's a phrase that can bring joy or dread. For some, it's a glad reuniting with friends or the starting of a new adventure called college. For others, it's a daunting and unpleasant task, filled with anxiety and worry. So let's try a different word; "front" to school.
Front, as in confront - face what's coming with courage and with an eye toward the good things, the blessings that will be revealed in the year ahead. That may be easier said than done, but remember you don't go alone. Through the prophet Isaiah, we are promised: "This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go" (Isaiah 48:17). When the Lord leads, our front is covered. God's got our backs, too, for that matter. Either way, know you are surrounded by a love greater than can be measured. Now go to class.