The Hope of Spring

Yesterday, March 21, marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day is a reminder for all of us to continue in our efforts to eliminate hatred, racism and discrimination in our schools and community by undertaking those deliberate actions to become anti-racist, so that everyone who crosses our doors feels they truly belong. 


It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” Audre Lorde.


This weekend we enthusiastically welcomed the arrival of Spring as temperatures pleasantly ‘leapfrogged’from winter to summer. With spring comes hope!


The Hope of Spring

God, thank you for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.
Thank you for the coming of growth and life and birth.
Thank you that things are coming awake in the world.
This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real.
But we also still struggle with the residual layover of winter.
Now we ask that you bring into reality all that belongs in this season.

Your word says that we will have provision, and hope, and joy, and health and loving relationships here and now in this life.
We ask that what belongs in this season would become actual in our practical lives.
We hope in you and in your promises. We hope in your gift of Spring.


- Author Unknown