The book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss has been a popular book to give out at graduations, and recently has been popular to have children’s teachers sign during the school career before gifting at graduation (I’m guilty of following that trend!).
If you have never read the book, it is a journey of the highs and lows of life after a person is out on their own. You start out so excited and full of determination, you may choose to start making things happen in your life. But sometimes, things don’t go well. Maybe you get lost or confused. You’ll be lonely. Ultimately, though, you will succeed (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
Our preschoolers have a long school career ahead of them before they become young adults. Our high school and college graduates are heading into the outside world (or may be already there). This is even a great reminder for those of us who are out in the “real world”. We’ll have good seasons, and hard seasons. We all have mountains that we’ll be climbing and moving, and if we have the right focus as we are on our journey, God will be helping us through it.
For our hard seasons we can remember that “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13). For our confusing seasons we can remember “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) When things are good we can “Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome.” (Nehemiah 4:14). If you end up joining us for our Vacation Bible School in August, we’ll see that life can be wild, but God is good. We can praise God through all situations because He loves us and is there with us all the time.
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!