Saturday, June 9, 2012

He Must Increase - Day 160

Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 "Young people,it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. 10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless."

At least 10 seniors in our church are graduating this weekend. We've know it was coming for years...after all you don't go to school forever. But I've watched from the outside, while their parents watching more closely, seeing them march slowly toward the magical age of adulthood. Most of them can drive cars, many have jobs, and most are making plans for some type of college education. Some will stake their independence and never move home again. Others will have a delayed departure and still others may decide that home suites them just fine. Some will become the quiet workers behind the scenes and some people of influence. Some will go on to hold many degrees, some will have money, some will not. They'll have families of their own and watch their kids slowly grow and make their own way. And so life goes on. My prayer and my hope is that Jesus is the foundation of their life. I pray that the values their parents have taught them, the testimony of Christ's church has given, the power of the Scripture they've learned, and the presence of God's Spirit will sustain them. I pray that they will walk in faith, and lead others in faith. That they legacy of their faith has just begun. Congratulations seniors...go walk with Jesus!

Read the Bible in One Year Plan: Job 28-31

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