All across the country, thousands upon thousands of college graduates are lining up, bringing their family and friends to witness their big accomplishment, and to celebrate the end of a journey that has seen them persevere through good times and bad times, times of sunshine and times of rain, but through hard work, they have reached their goal.
Congratulations to all of you that have graduated! For my niece Stephanie, this is her second graduation from college. She recently completed her Masters of Education in School Counseling. For her and all of her classmates, in fact, for all of the graduates, I give you my favorite Bible verse for you to reflect upon and to rely upon when things don’t always look rosy.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”~ Jeremiah 29:11
The older that I get, the more I realize that my dependence isn’t just with what I have studied and learned, both in school and in life; my dependence has grown over the years to the point that I realize that I need to rely on my Lord and Savior for guidance, help, and assistance through life. What astounds me is that so many of our youth already have the foundation, that realization that life isn’t meant to be handled by yourself, that you need to have God on your side to take care of the things that you are not able to do, and even some of the things that you can do for yourself too.
My prayer to each and every one of you that have graduated and are starting your lives armed with that knowledge is this: That you would remember all that you learned, and that you would realize, if you don’t know already, that there was so much that you haven’t learned yet, and that God can lead you in that knowledge.
Now, I don’t have any prayer requests and praises from last week for you, but please remember to go to pray for the ones that we have listed previously. You can access all of our prayer posts by clicking on the link. Until next week, let’s pray the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray:
Our Father, who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy Will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our Daily Bread,
And forgive us our Trespasses,
as we forgive those who Trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory,
Forever and ever. Amen.