“…Weeping may endure for a night. But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
As I watch different clips and various versions of 2020 graduations online, I have never been more proud of another generation of graduates. For these young adults, life as they knew it, was interrupted and turned upside down. Yet, they adjusted to classes online, persevered through the changes, and met the requirements for the end of year celebrations. From the clips I have watched, these students were not about to lay down and not be celebrated. Some graduated on homemade stages in front of their houses. Others hosted graduations on Zoom with friends and families.
I am delighted to know such resilience and creativity exist in the hearts of our young people.
Our graduates are learning lessons that took some of us until adulthood. This rather challenging season has taught them that life events can be unexpected, but they must walk through the hard moments, and rise above it. They must be resilient.
Numerous studies have shown that probably the most important characteristic (we and) our children can have is resilience. It’s the ability to bounce back no matter what. It’s the ability to keep going and finding creative solutions. Nobody goes through life without being tested. Success doesn’t come without first making mistakes and having failures. We have all experienced pain. We have embarrassed ourselves. We all have problems, but we must learn to bounce back. We must all learn to be resilient.
Being resilient is having faith.
It’s believing that God can do something at any moment that can change the direction of your life. As a result we keep moving forward with anticipation. It’s believing that God will accomplish His purpose in you.
…Weeping may endure for a night. But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
Loving God, we thank you for the resilience of this year’s graduates. Thank you for their parents and family who stood by them, supported and encouraged them. Strengthen their faith as they face difficult situations and difficult days. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.