Today is the first day back to school for the Post kids. One headed to the high school and one is headed to pre-school. I must admit, I’ve often said that even though it’s physically exhausting, I like it when they are little. Close to me. I know where they are, what they are doing, they still think I know a thing or two and I’m their hero. But time marches on and waits for no Momma.
Last night as I was emotionally prepping myself for this big day, a verse from Ecclesiastes came to my mind. “The end of a matter is better than its beginning” (Ecc 7:8 NIV) or as the NLT says, “Finishing is better than starting”. I was reminded that letting them grow up and finishing the work that was started at their birth is the whole point. It’s only as they grow and develop and change and come into their own that they can fulfill the purpose that God has ordained for their lives.
Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. So time marches on toward that plan, that prospering, that hope and that future. I can’t fight it. I need to embrace it. Because I want the Post kids to finish well. I want to give them wings and not hold them back because I’m not ready for them to fly.
If the end of a matter is better than its beginning, then let us embrace the journey and trust the One directing our path. I’m hanging on tight to the promise of a hope and a future. And even if time continues to march faster than I like, I intend to march in step with the One who holds that future in His strong arms.