The Hillcrest Seniors selected the following as their Class Verse:

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Two things strike me … one is that these high achieving seniors recognize their fears and second, that they know confidence is found in their relationship with God!

Our common reaction to threatening situations is fight or flight. God calls us to be still. God’s word is filled with encouragements not to fear because of God; His presence, His promises, and His plans.

As we congratulate the Class of 2017, I encourage us to also learn from them. Let them speak God’s encouragement into our hearts. You already know this but we need to hear it again.

David expressed this way,

The Lord is my shepherd…
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life, and
I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:1,6).

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