It’s Saturday. Tomorrow morning is church. You’ve been attending this church for a while now and you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone. You walk up to someone who you haven’t seen before, you prep your most welcoming upbeat voice, take a deep breathe, and you ask the question…
Class of 2015 we are now graduates of Moody Bible Institute! For those of you who attend the Vesper’s service this is the written/updated version of what I shared then. However, I wanted to make sure everyone got the opportunity to hear how much I have enjoyed serving all of you the past four years.
In preparing to speak I thought back on the past four years and as I thought back I have truly loved serving all of you. Even if for most of you that just meant telling you how to avoid getting yet another fine. Seriously though what I love most about Moody is not the classes, people, events, or anything along those lines. (Though all of those things are phenomenal). As I sat down and reflected on my time here and all the great and stupid things I’ve done what came to me is I love how Moody represents the Church as a whole. Now that does not mean I’m proud of everything we do –but the same goes for the church.
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”. -Theodore Roosevelt
I am a planner. When I was preparing to leave for college four years ago I gave myself a checklist. Get good grades, graduate with no debt, buy a car, build a resume that would allow me to get the job I wanted right out of school, and I would be lying if I said I was not hoping to meet a girl. Which even though I have yet to meet the girl for me I am proud to say all the other boxes are checked. After almost four years of working crazy hours and doing about every extra thing I could I am ready to graduate in 37 days.