You have brains in your head.You have feet in your shoes.You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.You're on your own.And you know what you know.You are the guy who'll decide where to go.~Dr. SeussOld Dr. Seuss has been quoted in many graduation addresses—by honored students and in commencement addresses by some of the most learned people. There are a lot of “you's" in his quote. There are plenty of acknowledgements of talents and skills and an imperative to do something and do something unique. Dr. Seuss puts all the weight on the reader’s shoulders to get moving and make something happen. As if a graduate doesn’t have enough pressure trying to make it in the world today—we use Dr. Seuss to pile on!As the school year ends for our region’s Lutheran schools, let’s consider instead words of promise that our God gives to us:"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“The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 1:3Seems to me, these words do a whole lot more for graduates as they embark into the world!From the staff at The Lutheran Schools Partnership, God’s rich blessings to all of our graduates—elementary schools, high schools, and graduating college alumni. We are confident God has great things in store for you.
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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