Back To School: Why Kids Need Blessed

Back To School Blessings: The start to blessing our children each day! One of the most popular back to school traditions popping up in churches is the “Blessing of the Backpacks.” Children are invited to come to church and bring their backpacks and have them blessed. This is often followed with a little fun lunch, face painting or celebration and tags are placed in the backpack with the name and logo of the church (a little easy publicity)! This got me thinking about why we are blessing backpacks and not children. I mean, I get that the blessing is for the children with their backpack. But I want to remind all of us of the intense pressure children and their parents are experiencing as a res