It's that time of year when the trees start to bud, the sun starts to shine, and we regain a bit of our sanity that was stolen with the cold. I am so thankful that God is faithful every Spring in making the temperatures rise again. This is a time when we consider new beginnings, spring cleaning, and a breath of fresh air. As I was considering the idea of new beginnings I couldn't help but think of our graduating seniors.
On May 17th we will be celebrating the life and accomplishments of our seniors who will be graduating and starting something new. The feelings of excitement and uncertainty are flowing through them like the Susquehanna River on a day like today. These banquets are a time when we can celebrate the journey that God has brought them through and the journey He will continue to guide them on after high school.
There are two things very important things we can learn from events like this. The first is this: Don't forget to remember. All throughout the Bible God continues to remind His people what He has done for them. He reminds them that He was the God of their fathers and the one who brought them out of Egypt. He does this to encourage them to live right. We want to take time to remember what God has done in our own lives and the lives of our students.
Secondly we want to look ahead and pursue the plan that God has set before us. Often times we need to be reminded why we are doing what we're doing and that there is hope for the present that can be found in the future. As Christians we celebrate a risen king who will soon return. Jesus is called our blessed hope. We want to look ahead to what God has for these seniors as well so they will have hope of a life with God.
Take time to celebrate at the graduation banquet on May 17th at 6pm in the MMB. Be sure to sign up at the information desk to get a seat.