One of my favorite things about starting a new season is the energy and excitement the kids have. It's the same buzz I feel on opening day of a blockbuster movie.
It's a sort of anticipation - hopeful for a year of change, friendships, and (whether they know it yet or not) passions ignited and an establishing or renewal of faith. Even though it's hard for them to sit still on a night like this (most weeks, let's be honest), I believe they believe in the possibility of God doing something great in and among them. That gets me excited, too.