My stuff is unpacked (mostly) and my backpack is ready (mostly). Now I just gotta fix these bare white walls, and sharpen those shiny 2B pencils, and I’ll be ready for a brand new year on the hill.
I know this is about Israel, but I like to think that it applies to me too:
I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, “You are my servant.” I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.