They looked straight ahead with a painted smile. This was just the practice run. The real event comes in a couple of weeks. They had endured and here they were walking their child down the aisle dressed in their cap and gown. How quickly the time passes.
I watched as the proud moms and dads walked with their child in front of our community. And we as their community applauded. We applauded the efforts of parents who willingly homeschooled their children because they believed it was best. We applauded the graduate’s accomplishments of past and goals for the future. We applauded and encouraged and prayed. For that is what our community does.
This is graduation season. It is a mixture of tears and joy, hopes and fears. And it is a time when parents wonder if they have done enough to prepare their child for the world.
Our prayer focus today is for graduates. With all of the excitement and feeling of accomplishment comes the fear of the unknown. What will college be like? Will I make new friends? What if I don’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life? All of these things have to be figured out and mom can’t do it for them. With each question comes the opportunity for them to rely on God more. They have to seek Him for direction, peace and wisdom. It’s a time for them to grow up in the Lord.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Please join me in praying for a graduate today. It may be a high school graduate or a college graduate. Both are facing the same question…now what?