Graduation and an open road…

I attended a high school graduation last night.  It was at Woodland High School.  Congratulations Jake!  Jake is at a great place in his life where the horizon before him is without limits.  He can do and accomplish anything his mind and heart desires.  I am praying he makes great decisions and choices because he really does have the possibility of doing whatever… God, lead him down this road that he travels.

Last night started out with us sitting there for an hour in the rain.  Then about 30 minutes before the ceremony the clouds broke and blue skies were visible.  I was moved by several things last night.  One of the highlights for me was when they named each graduate who will be serving in the military.  They went through the names pretty fast – I counted at least 20!!  And when the last name was called I and everyone else in the stands were standing in applause for these young men and women who have chosen to serve our country. 

If I could change one thing about my past it would be that I didn’t serve in the military out of high school.  I tried to join up when I was 39 as a U. S. Army Chaplain.  With two Masters Degrees I still didn’t have enough theology hours to be accepted.  What??? 3 classes short!  Man, what a bummer!  If they called me now and said classes are waived – I would be signing up (Lori doesn’t like this idea!) 

Ok… back to the graduation.  I was moved during our National Anthem which was followed up with us reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  I stood there and thanked God for the opportunity I have had to live in this country.

I was moved by the future that is ahead for each of these graduates.  God has a purpose and a plan for each one.  It all starts with a relationship that is surrendered to Jesus Christ.  I pray that they all will know Him if they don’t already.  Without Jesus they can do nothing… It’s an open road ahead.  I pray they each have someone in their lives with wisdom to help them get through this life. 

God, thank You for looking out for me and my family… I pray you look out for these with so much optimism for the future.

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