To All The High School Grads

I returned home from vacation to find my mail box stuffed with mail.  Among all the junk mail was a letter that was forwarded to me by my mother.  The letter was from the high school I graduated from.  In it was a letter that they had us write to ourselves on the last day of our Senior year of high school ten years ago.

I would repost it hear but it contains more grammer and spelling errors than my normal blogs and makes me question how I even graduated high school without paying off some of my teachers.  However the jest of the letter read something like this:

I don’t know what the future holds.

The only two things I know for sure is that I will marry Christina and be a pastor.

I am proud to say that both of the things I said I was sure of have come to pass and everything I didn’t know about I still don’t know about.

Some advice that I would give the senior graduating this year is this, “In ten years many things will change.  You won’t have the same friends, but the ones you still have will be the good ones.  Many of the dreams you have won’t come true, but dreams that you could have never imaged happening will.  You may think you know a lot, but that will soon change.  Change is apart of life.  You will have loss that is unimaginable and you will have gain that is amazing.  With all this change it may seem as if nothing is constant.  In the constant chaotic change remember this God is good and He is in control.”

If you would have told me ten years ago that I would be living in Paoli married to Christina with a beautiful daughter working at Wal-Mart and at Marengo Wesleyan Church I would have thought you a bit crazy (not all crazy because I did see the Christina thing coming).  Its through the unexpected moments in your life that God shapes you.

In short you have NO IDEA what He has planned for you.  It may involve sacrifice.  It may involve great responsibly.  It may involve great joy.  It may involve Him breaking you.  Whatever it looks like know that He is good and He never changes.

Congratulations Seniors!  Know that we are praying for you and your future!