There is great triumph in persevering through the intense practice of calculations, the memorization of concepts, or the packaging of ideas into statements for a written project proves they are growing in their skills. The celebration may have been short but the encouragement from the many individual assignments being completed was more proof that it was not impossible. Those multiple accomplishments contribute to this finale called graduation. And so, we celebrate high school, college and post-graduate accomplishments and encourage them in the next step in their journeys.
We also recognize that there have been accomplishments and growth in their spiritual lives. There have been Bible stories and characters that were learned and life applications made. From Sunday School, VBS and camps they memorized Bible verses written on index cards, painted on rocks or drawn in crayon on coloring pages. The spiritual journey is celebrated too. So, we say, …. thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14). We pray their spiritual life will have accomplishments for the glory of God.
Let us continue to grow as disciples of Christ and be an influencer for Him no matter who we are!