Beginning, by Becky Hunter

Becky Hunter

Nothing screams graduation more than mortarboards sailing into the sky, but the broader vibe of a graduation is found in the faces of those who love the ones who tossed the caps. The major milestone for the graduate is also one for their family and friends.

How appropriate that the graduation ceremony is called commencement aka “beginning.” Last weekend, Joel and I sat surrounded by cheering and tearing family and friends as our eldest grandson, Noah, received his high school diploma. With his graduation a new season begins. But one thing will stay exactly the same – all of us, who love him, always will be praying for him and encouraging him.

Commencement, a new beginning, isn’t limited to academic accomplishment. In fact, maybe we should start every day with a metaphorical, celebratory, grateful, spiritual tossing of our caps toward Heaven and a confidence that comes from knowing we are loved in the midst of any pomp and every circumstance.

And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” – Revelation 21:5 (NLT)