A firm message extolling the virtues of tenacity and boldness that overcame seemingly impossible obstacles and achieved a great success.
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matthew 17:20 – NIV
“To assist us in climbing the mountains is marvelous. To level the mountains and altogether eliminate the climb is miraculous. And at times I think that God prefers the latter because it emboldens us to face the former.”
At the start of great things we are frequently met with the rather paradoxical combination of great excitement that is often tempered by equally great trepidation. We find ourselves wildly ecstatic at the innumerable possibilities that lay ahead, and yet at the very self-same time we find ourselves frightened by the sheer magnitude of them.
And it is indeed the hardy soul that accepts the reality that great things will instinctively breed both feelings. And yet, despite the polarizing angst of such a mighty contradiction, these souls forge ahead regardless. Today you are to be celebrated for the fact that you forged ahead. And because you did, this challenge now lays at your feet surrendered to your strength, and a future lays before you soon to be conquered by your fortitude.
Wishing you all the celebration of your graduation.