Since we see all of life as a learning endeavor -and also because it just makes more sense than a September-May schedule (in fact, school in the entire southern hemisphere does it this way, too)- with the favor and grace of God we actually start a new “school year” on monday!
Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening [sprouting/springing up]. Don’t you see it? I will make a road [path; way] in the desert [wilderness; the return from Babylon is portrayed as a new Exodus] and rivers [streams/paths] in the dry land [desert; wasteland]. Isaiah 43:19 Expanded Bible (EXB)
Happy New Year, Enjoy the Fresh Start!!!