This morning I am getting ready for a VPK Pre-School graduation. If you want to see a great example of cute, imagine 18, 4-5 year olds enter the Church in royal blue caps and gowns for their graduation ceremony. As I open this celebration with a prayer and devotion the event always makes me think of the future and what is in store for these kids. If you told me at the end of Pre-School that I would be writing a blog, I would have asked what is a blog? What is in store for you in the future?
I asked the kids that question this morning what they will be doing in the future and the most popular answer was, I am going to be a Veterinarian. Honorable mention goes to firemen, policemen, and doctors which were all common answers. While I could not tell them what they will be doing in 30 years I did give the promise of what God will be doing for them in the future, loving them. I read them this passage from Romans chapter 8.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39)
The only thing God says is certain in the future is the love of God that He has for us all in Christ Jesus. Death does not stop that love and in fact that is when we will become all the more aware of the love of God in Jesus. Our human tendency is to get caught up in the situations and events of life. Sometimes we are on mountain tops and sometimes we are in valleys. Paul is trying to remind us of that in this passage. Yet there is one thing that is forever, and that is what we are called to base our lives upon, our faith and relationship with Jesus. Living by faith is to get caught up in the most important in thing in life, our relationship with God.
For all of the graduates this season these words are great for new adventures. Wither you are graduating from Kindergarten, High School or College, and moving on to any of the various career options, life is meant to be an adventure. It is always more of an adventure when you remember who is always with you.