- Macie Goodsir
- Katie Palmieri
- Taylor Rickman
- Jesse Wyile
Our church fellowship joins with your families today to celebrate your achievements in reaching this new milestone in your lives. The Psalmist said, “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken” (Psalm 35:23-25).
This one step in graduation begins a lifelong journey requiring thousands of carefully taken and joyously placed steps. Taking a step forward is an adventure in faith.
Someone has said, “A journey of 1,000 miles requires a first step.” You have taken that first step forward which will lead you to all the next steps you will take.
The Bible is telling you in this passage in Psalms that you are not alone. Faith is simply taking steps together with God who is holding your hand along the way. As an old man, the Psalmist assures you that he has never seen God let go. When you walk with God, he is faithful to walk along beside you and never let you go. You can step into the future knowing that God is with you all the way.
When I’m walking beside my grandkids, all I have to do is hold out my hand and open it up. They automatically know what that means. I don’t have to say a word. They just reach out and take hold of my hand. God is holding out his hand all the time. Faith is when you reach up and talk hold of His hand. Don’t grow tired of holding hands with God.