Daily Post: Final
When it was over, when all was said and done, when it was final, I actually graduated. I graduated from High School (HD), College (BA), Business School (MBA), and Seminary (twice- M.Div, D.MIN). It may sound impressive, but it’s really not. Lots of people do it, and far better than me. But I did it, and that’s final.
I never liked that word either, “final,” while I was getting all this education. The final exam for me was a daunting, sometimes even harrowing experience. I was an ok student after awhile, but I was never best in class. So the struggle for me was to learn to trust that I could do it. That I had studied enough, or retained enough, to allow some grader to see me as worthy of passing the class, or graduating for that matter.
There will come a day when the final exam will be for life. I’ve clearly not been the best student of life either, yet my heart keeps telling me that in the end, I will have retained enough to graduate. I’m not talking about retaining all this education, or the pittance of a portfolio that is my retirement. I’m not talking about the school of hard knocks, or the new car. Retaining these things is impossible, I’m not going to take these things with me into the “afterlife” some call Eternity.
But here’s the thing. I will retain all that I know of God, and one day I will know Him better than I do today. I believe with every fiber of my being, just like Job:
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
There is one Irrefutable, Incontrovertible, and Irrevocable Truth, in which I place my trust:
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
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