Graduation Day

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As my step-sons prepare to graduate from high school, and my grandson from preschool, I began the think of the word “graduation” and what it denotes in one’s life.

Accomplishment.

Achievement.

End of a journey and the beginning of another.

These are some of the words and phrases that came to mind.

The phrase: “End of a journey and the beginning of another.”, has significance outside the realm of academics however.  If you believe, as I do, that the word “religion” can be defined as man’s search for God, then you must agree that we’re all on a path to find Him.  The path may be from…

atheist to agnostic;

agnostic to believer;

and finally, believer to seeing God face to face – when our faith shall be sight.

Each step marking the end of one journey and the beginning of another – a graduation. But instead of a cap and gown, we’ll put on the imperishable as a display of our achievement.

And although we’re subjected daily to a myriad of counter-Christian ideologies that may distract us from our path, or mute our hearing, a loving God desires that no one drops out before graduation.

He desires it so much, that He sent his only son to die once for all, so that we would have a choice.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I hear the commencement music beginning:

the sky., not the grave, is my home. *

 

* Words from “It is Well with my Soul” by  Horatio G. Stafford