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Monday, May 11, 2009

Hail to our Alma Mater, ... her heritage is knowledge of Christ and life anew...

Perhaps one of the most sad things about life is watching good things either come to an end, or watching good things change (and not in a way that I would choose to have them change). This spring has brought about an amazing amount of change for many that I personally know. The death of a daughter (not mine), the passing of an uncle, the passing of a dear friend, the death of a friends father, the closing and discontinuation of my undergraduate school. These things are sad, and while they too mark the passage of time, they are things that become bittersweet in memory. They make me take stock in the priorities that I deem to be important... they make me reanalyze the things that consume my time. They call to attention verses that challenge me to be part of kingdom minded things because the rest of life is temporal... and it passes like sand through an hour glass.

This past weekend, I and my family along with a lot of other people celebrated the heritage of an institution. It was much like a funeral, it was sad, it was a celebration of what God has done with the vision of a group of mortals. It was a reunion of friends, fellowship and conversations sprung up as if time had not passed long since our last conversations... we've changed... expanded in many ways (:-) most have families, some have expanded in talents, and all kinds of other physical ways... we've aged... grown more mature in our walk with Christ... lost hair... added other forms of letters behind or in front of the names we once knew each other as.

I wonder if heaven will be a grand reunion of the gathered... when we spend time - eternity - speaking of the things God. We won't need to find encouragement through words, the Word of Life will be in our midst. Ah... glorious words will be on the lips of everyone gathered. And it will be a wonder filled eternity of life together.
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