5 Secrets for Every Beginning, Every First Day (Back to School)

Ann Voskamp | 7/31/2019 | Staff
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and the faucet’s dripping slow and steady, and you can stand there really wondering.

Because after a parent makes a kid, what they do is wonder if the kid will ever make it.

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“Because after a parent makes a kid, what they do is wonder if the kid will ever make it.”

If the teen who regularly sleeps blithely through an alarm clock set to sound like a F5 tornado bearing down will ever make it further than the local coffee shop….

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And if the son scavenging through the fridge every five minutes, who weeps over cleaning off the table, and claims anything green and leafy was never intended for human consumption, will ever make it further than the line at the local drive-through.

Strange how that is and how you finally come to it: You take a child by the hand, but who they ultimately become is never in your hands.

You can breathe.

You can blow it and you can be focused and you can be committed and you can botch it and you can do that all before 9 in the morning.

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And the truth can come like a something brewing rich and right and warming, the Truth about the First Day Back to School, about the First Day of Anything, and every day is the first day, Every Day is Always Day One.

“Your Father is bigger than your failures, your flesh and your faults.”

Sin - Child - Christ

Your sin can’t separate you (or your child) from Christ.

Your Father is bigger than your failures, your flesh and your faults.

Strengths - Child - Christ

And your strengths can’t save you (or your child) in Christ.

Your ego, your excellence and your efforts won’t ever be big enough to be a Savior.

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Your sins aren’t enough to keep your child from God and your strengths aren’t enough to get your child to God.

Your sins aren’t enough to keep...
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