There’s a natural rhythm to life that brings it sensibility and meaning. Just as the sun rises each morning, so too will it sink again into the western sky. Just as we annually approach the Resurrection celebration, so too do we return once more to the Advent wait. Our families long to be together again around the table, to tell the same stories we always tell, and our lives ride on the ebb and flow of anticipation and fulfillment, gain and loss.
There is rhythm too at Kingswood. The bittersweet springtime release of a beloved graduating class turns us again to the summer anticipation of a new class, a new year, a new season with Christ in our community. And as the sun broke over this last week, and student leaders returned from journeys worldwide, we were living in the waiting of a new day dawning.
I had the privilege of bringing 11 worship leaders away for two days…two days to set ourselves apart, to rest in the Lord, celebrate His goodness and seek Him together. I felt rhythm as we all recognized the loss of those who had graduated from our group, as the now older students stepped up to mentor younger students, and as God called us to worship in spirit and in truth, and to come with expectant hearts.
A new day is dawning as the school year commences. We will find sensibility and meaning in its rhythms. God will be lifted up and He will draw us to Himself. Pray with me that as the sun rises over tomorrow’s first day of classes and first chapel service, each student, staff and faculty member will fall in step with His rhythm.
From the rising up of the sun, until the going down of the same, may the name of the Lord be praised. Ps 113:3