Class Action Lawsuit (Colossians 2:13-14)

I infrequently receive mailings and emails from attorneys informing me that I can participate in, or am a recipient of, a settlement for a class-action lawsuit. When I review the settlement details, I am usually unfamiliar with the actual crime or the verbiage is so dense with legalese, that I am hopelessly confused over the actual grievance. In most of the cases, I am the recipient of a settlement for a crime that I was unaware was even perpetuated. No problem, I’ll accept it!


For many years, I was content with the self-assured notion that I lived a good and moral life. The universe was a product of random molecular events, a successful example of evolution on the grandest of scales. As long as I didn’t hurt others, as long as I maintained peace in my relationships, all would be fine. However my ignorance did not excuse the truth that I am guilty of a heinous crime, committed long ago, and I am still an active participant. Like the class action lawsuit, I was unaware the crime was committed.


And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Colossians 2:13-14 (ESV)


The most heinous crime ever committed is man’s sinful rebellion against God, our Creator. God offered man a perfect life, replete with unimaginable blessings. Man responded by disobeying God, allowing sin to enter into his life and this world. It is a crime against God and the punishment is eternal separation from God. But God, by His grace and mercy, also provided the just settlement. It is not by living a good and moral life, making financial donations to worthy charities, or being kind to your neighbor, that this crime may be adjudicated. These are all noble actions but it is man’s attempts to come to a settlement. God pronounced judgment and only God could bring the settlement. God sent His own Son, Jesus Christ, to live a perfect sinless life, completely obedient to Him. Jesus was tortured and executed on the Cross and three days later, resurrected to everlasting life. He conquered death, the punishment for sin. Through His sacrifice, if we confess and repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the record of debt, the class action lawsuit against us, will be set aside. The settlement is complete, all one needs to do is accept it!


I was dead in my sins, unaware of my crimes against God, until I realized how desperately I needed a Savior. Thanks be to Jesus Christ for being the settlement for all who call upon His Name!




Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


Some People Are Difficult to Love (Jonah 4:10-11)

“Man! That guy is evil!”

My father and I were watching a news program on television. He shook his head as we both viewed the horrors of a hideous massacre, inflicted by a despotic leader of a foreign militia group. “He’s like Adolf Hitler!”

“Who?” I was about eight years old and I looked to my father with confusion.


“Adolf Hitler! Probably the most evil man who ever lived.” Realizing he was given a teachable moment, he turned to me and said, “We just bought that encyclopedia for you. Go look him up and tell me about him when you have finished.”


After researching, I understood. Yes. Evil. I could not find anything redeeming about his life. It was my introduction to the depths of depravity to where mankind may descend. I despised him and others like him. Even after I became a Christian, I realized that some people are very difficult to love.

And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night.  And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?”
Jonah 4:10-11 (ESV)

Jonah was the prophet God chose to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh. His reluctance to preach this message is well known as he disobeyed God and boarded a ship headed in the opposite direction. God intervened and commanded a great fish to swallow him alive. Only within the bowels of the fish, did Jonah repent of his own sins and cry out to God for forgiveness. After preaching to the Ninevites, the entire city repented of their sins. It may have been one of the greatest revivals in the history of the world! Did Jonah rejoice? One would think that after such an astounding demonstration of God’s grace and mercy, Jonah would be joyously willing to obey God. Not quite. He was bitter. He did not want God to spare the Ninevites. God had just blessed Jonah with a similar mercy when he repented, but what was good enough for him was not good enough for the Ninevites.


Many of us can relate to this episode, I know I can. Why? Because I am a sinner, and I am difficult to love. I may not willingly extend love to a person who has hurt me or inflicted pain upon those whom I love. Am I better than God thinking that I do not have to love someone that I or others despise? This only reveals the depravity of my heart. I am not appreciative for what Jesus did for me. He who is forgiven little, loves little. Only a gracious and merciful God can extend His forgiveness to me and all of humanity by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to bear the punishment for our rebellious and sinful natures. God is changing my heart, tearing through my ugly veils of prejudice. Even if the rest of the world would agree with me, that Hitler and other like tyrants are evil and not deserving of our compassion, God still loves them and desires that none should perish but all to confess their sins and gain eternal life and salvation.


Some people are difficult to love.


Thanks be to God that He loved me even when I turned my back on Him and others. He loves me even when I am at my most unlovable.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


Ten Days! (Jeremiah 42:7)

“C’mon! Just give him a call! He’s your friend!”


I needed a favor, a big favor, one, only my friend could grant. Frankly, I was embarrassed to leverage our friendship in this manner, but I was in a desperate situation and I knew the advice I was being given by my colleague was my best solution. I had asked favors of him before, but this one was different, much more personal, involving my family. I nodded in agreement and made the phone call. Within a few minutes, my request was warmly received. “I am so happy to be able to do this for you! I’ll tell my assistant to contact you and get the paperwork ready. Don’t worry, everything will work out!”


That was a relief! My urgent request was immediately answered by my close friend, one whom I had relied upon in the past. While I knew that I would promptly answer any request he asked of me, it was comforting that my expectations of him were met with similar alacrity.


Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act according to all the word with which the Lord your God sends you to us. Whether it is good or bad, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God to whom we are sending you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the Lord our God.”

Jeremiah 42:5-6 (ESV)


Jeremiah was one of God’s great chosen prophets. If anyone had a close relationship with God, it was certainly this man! And yet, even after decades of faithfully serving God, Jeremiah’s prayers were not always immediately answered. In this preceding example, the leaders of Judah were inquiring of Jeremiah to ask God for a decision regarding their strategic planning. After agreeing, Jeremiah prayed…and prayed, and God definitely answered him.


At the end of ten days the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 42:7 (ESV)


Ten days!


Did God love Jeremiah? Did Jeremiah pray earnestly and honestly to God? Undoubtedly. Yet, unlike my friend who immediately answered my desperate request, God took ten days to answer Jeremiah’s prayers. My attitude toward God is often prejudiced by my expectations from my relationships with others. But God’s ways are not our ways, and praise God that He is not like us. It is easy to fall into the trap of second guessing God, thinking we know better how God should behave toward us, how He should be immediately attending to our needs. The Truth is we need to realign our expectations with God’s, rather than basing our expectations upon past experiences through other relationships. God is sovereign and is directing events on a grand cosmic scale, one that only rarely are we granted the privilege to understand, and even then, it is just for a brief glimpse. Someday, before my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, He will reveal all the reasons why some prayers and requests were immediately answered by Him while others took ten days.


This is why our objective in this life is to love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


Three Price Points (John 14:6)

“Which set should I get? Both sets are on sale but for $30 more, I can get this other set. It won’t last as long but the salesperson said it will be a smoother ride.”


My wife’s question caught me totally out of my element. My wife’s car needed four new tires and there were three sets on sale, all made by a trusted manufacturer. We eventually opted for the set that was priced right in the middle-the momma bear choice. As I reflected upon our decision, I wondered if this was the overarching objective of the salesperson? I likened it to purchasing other items like wine. Restaurants are gambling that most patrons are not adept at selecting a great wine so they offer three price points. Most people don’t want to be appear as cheapskates, especially when ordering for a table or date, nor do they want to be deemed extravagant, so the middle priced wines are usually the top sellers. No surprise, these wines also bring in the highest profit margins. Would it be any different if tires were not similarly priced?


For many years, I approached God with a similar attitude. I readily rejected the Christian notion proclaiming there is only one path to God, by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It was too harsh, too high a price. Likewise, after some time, I rejected the notion that all religions are paths to the same God. It seemed too simplistic and inherently contradictory. I was content to chose the middle path. I believed in God but picked and chose what tenets I would believe. I made God in my image. I was gratified to observe that many of my peers also chose a similar path. It was the politically correct path, non-offensive, inclusive. Isn’t this what God should be like?


Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6 (ESV)


God changed my heart and led me to earnestly and honestly investigate the claims of His Son, Jesus Christ. Instead of a religion, dependent upon my actions of doing good deeds to reach God, I learned that Christianity was a dynamic relationship between God and man. No amount of selfless works, no effort on my part could ever make me good enough, worthy to be in a relationship with a perfect God. No. If a relationship were to happen, it would have to be a merciful and gracious God taking the initiative. He did so by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to live a perfect life, in complete obedience to God, the Father. He obeyed God to the Cross, where He was tortured and executed for the sins that separated man from God. He received the punishment for my sins, one that I justly deserved. For His faith and obedience, God raised Him from the dead and He ascended to Heaven. He conquered death because He chose to pay the highest price.


Too high a price?


It was not too high for Jesus Christ to pay the price. And He showed me that if I confess and repent of my sins, and accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I will be granted salvation and eternal life. Praise God!


For my eternal salvation, I chose the highest price, because Jesus Christ did.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


The Shrewdness of the World (Luke 16:8-9)

He was once of the richest men in the world. He built numerous homes for the poor and freely handed out money. He briefly held a government office, campaigning on a party platform that he was a candidate for the masses. And he was also the world’s most notorious narcotics supplier.


He was Pablo Escobar.


He was a target of the Colombian government, police force, and army and the United States DEA and CIA. Yet, for most of his career, he managed to elude his opponents. His crime empire was far more sophisticated than most legal businesses, at one point, collecting as much as $70 million dollars a day. Many chose, out of fear and/or greed, to join Escobar’s payroll as a bribed official. Only the most dedicated officials were able to remain loyal to the law, surmising the only way they could capture him was to think and behave like a criminal. It required some to blur the lines between law enforcement and criminal actions, but ultimate success depended upon these officials to cling to the values they swore an oath to defend. By thinking like him, anticipating his unorthodox criminal schemes, officials were able to slowly tighten the noose and eventually, Escobar was killed.


The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

Luke 16:8-9 (ESV)


In this parable recorded in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus appears to praise a manager for his shrewdness in tactics used to avoid the wrath of his master, after his master discovered he was mismanaging and wasting much of his possessions. When the master asked for his resignation, the manager immediately contacted some of his master’s debtors and asked them to quickly pay half of what they owed his master. In so doing, he collected a large sum of money and mollified his master, garnering his praise.


Jesus recognized that sometimes, those in the world, may be more shrewd in their dealings than those within the Church, employing tactics that are seemingly more successful. Christian missionaries, for example, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in countries that are restrictive or hostile to outside religions, must adopt local customs and business practices to successfully blend in and not draw attention to their true mission.


It does not mean that believers in Jesus Christ are to abandon the principles that are written in the Bible and ignore the prompting of the Holy Spirit. It does mean that all Christians must understand and be aware of the strategies of the world, even utilizing them, to advance the Kingdom of God, but always keeping in mind that ultimately, these strategies will fail. Jesus taught that when it fails, those of the world will recognize the true wisdom of God. His thoughts are not our thoughts and praise God that they are not!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


“I Have A Problem With My Eyes!” (1 Samuel 16:7)

Jake was an employee in my former laboratory. Industrious, affable, and always willing to lend a hand, he was the ideal team player and when he sought to advance himself by adding new responsibilities, our management was eager to accept his application. Jake was a courier but an injury constrained his activities and he was now seeking to be an accessioner. This new position required a thorough review of a laboratory requisition slip that was completed by the referring dermatologist, carefully copying the patient’s demographic data into our computer database. Each accession took approximately a minute and good typing skills were a necessity. Within a week, his supervisor alerted the senior management to some problems. His error rate was unacceptably high and his pace was less than half of the other accessioners. An attempt was made to modify his duties but each time ended in failure. He was apologetic, promising to improve. His excellent past performance made it easier to overlook these initial setbacks and we were all hoping he would soon excel. Unfortunately, he did not and frustration and disappointment grew between Jake and management. A few days later, Jake resigned, tersely stating, “I have a problem with my eyes!” He was having difficulty focusing and thought it may be related to his earlier injury. We agreed to part ways, disappointed that this man, who played so well in the sandbox with others, could not succeed as he had in the past. A few weeks later, I had a conversation with another courier, a friend who worked with him for several years. I wanted to know if he had been in touch with Jake and if his eye problems were improving.


“Eye problems?” The courier was bewildered. “Jake didn’t quit because of eye problems. He quit because he couldn’t read.”


I was stunned. Our company failed to completely investigate the reasons for Jake’s failings. It was a sobering lesson. We all resolved to reaffirm our commitment to everyone who desires to succeed in our company and be willing to ask the proper questions when things go awry. Thankfully, Jake was soon hired at another job that was a perfect fit for his skills.



But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)


The prophet Samuel was ready to reject David, as the next king of Israel, because of his youthful appearance. God reminded Samuel that he needed to look beyond appearances and judge a person’s heart and character. Thanks be to God that He sees beyond our apparent limitations and finds the perfect match for the talents He bestows upon us, even talents we think we may not have. I and my company failed Jake, but God does not fail us. I focus upon external appearances and behavior, unable or unwilling to see deeper into a person and recognize their true potential. On many occasions and in different work environments, I felt like a square peg in a round hole, completely out of my element. If I was supervising someone like myself, I would have been dismissed. God, through His grace and mercy, taught me lessons about perseverance and patience and provided me with compassionate mentors and associates, willing to work through my insecurities and failings.


This is the God I serve. This is the God who loves me and everyone He has created. I pray that God will allow me to see the true nature and potential of everyone whom I meet, through His eyes of compassion, grace, and mercy.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


M.D. Only (Ephesians 1:5-6)

During my daughter’s recent hospitalization, I noticed a piece of furniture that I had never seen before, at this hospital or others where I have been on staff. It was a metal stool, easily overlooked amidst the dozens of other stools, chairs, and instrument stands, except for what was written on the seat. In bold black letters, the following was written:




As a physician, I was intrigued and embarrassed. On the surface it smacked of elitism, favoring physicians over all other health care providers. Investigating a bit more, I learned the origin. It was the nursing staff and hospital administration who were the motivating factors to create this. In the confined quarters around a patient’s bed, family members and other acquaintances of the patients would often crowd out the physician who most needed to be in the room or at the bedside. It was out of gratitude the stool was provided for the physicians so that the patient could receive their undivided attention. With this revelation, the stool was not a symbol for disenfranchisement, but rather gratitude to the relationship and bond of the physician and patient, provided by a benevolent and thoughtful hospital staff.


In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 1:5-6 (ESV)


Some Christians behave with an arrogant or elitist attitude toward non-believers, brandishing their salvation as a badge of honor. This attitude is despicable and the antithesis of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I do not view my salvation as a badge of honor but, rather, as a mark of humility, an undeserved gift from God. There is no reason why God should offer His salvation to me or anyone who has ever lived. We have all sinned and fallen short of reconciling the broken relationship we have with God, our Creator. I do not deserve salvation and yet, Jesus Christ, died for me, when I did not know Him or even when I flagrantly rejected Him. He was tortured and executed on the humiliating Cross. He received the punishment I justly deserved for turning my back upon God with my sinful behavior. There is no room for elitism when we confess and repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. It is only gratitude.


Like researching the origins of the M.D. Only stool, when one takes the time to investigate the meaning of God choosing some for salvation, a more sobering and compassionate reason will emerge. God has saved me, one who least deserves it, but I do not know who else God has chosen to save. This should motivate me to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to everyone whom I meet. I cannot be selective or view the Gospel as path to disenfranchisement for certain groups of peoples. It is not a paved highway to elitism but a dusty and broken road leading to gratitude to a gracious and merciful God who desires that no one should perish, but all may come to eternal life and salvation by confessing and repenting of one’s sins and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.


Salvation and eternal life, offered to every living person.






Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



The Dark Web (Matthew 13:24-30)

Everyone knows of the world wide web. What about the dark web? Even if one has no knowledge of this, the very description evokes the possibility of a clandestine operation, something sinister. Indeed the dark web describes sites on the internet, only accessible by special web browsers and computer software. As expected, many individuals involved in nefarious schemes ranging from terrorism, prostitution, selling of illegal arms, cryptocurrencies, and drug deals, conduct their business on the dark web.


Ironically, the foundations of the dark web were created by some of the same architects of the world wide web, as a means to conceal sensitive issues dealing with United States intelligence. The history of the world is littered with discoveries and innovations, initially created for good intentions, but later manipulated to serve evil schemes.


The Church, the Body of Jesus Christ, began on Pentecost, forty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. God, the Holy Spirit, came upon the eleven disciples of Jesus and about three thousand other believers. At first, there was great harmony and excitement, with everyone gladly selling their possessions and contributing the money for the common goal of supporting the Church and its members. If the Church continued on this course, our world would be very different. Instead, an insidious bureaucracy emerged, one that usurped many of true teachings of the Bible and Jesus Christ, and substituted the desires of selfish individuals bent upon using the Church to manipulate and control believers.


Some critics of Christianity claim that God cannot control all events. He is not all-powerful nor all-knowing, otherwise He would never have created such a flawed Church. The Church is perfect, the Body of Jesus Christ, but it is composed of imperfect humans. Jesus, Himself, prophesied of these dark, hidden elements that would exist within His Church.


…The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.  So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’”  He said to them, “An enemy has done this.” So the servants said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?”  But he said, “No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

Matthew 13:24-30 (ESV)


A few verses later, Jesus explained to his disciples that the sower of the good seed is Jesus and the enemy is Satan. The good seed are true believers in Jesus Christ while the weeds are those who deny Jesus and follow Satan. The field is the world, the harvest is the judgement at the end of the ages, and the reapers are angels. In a chilling pronouncement, Jesus declared that those weeds, who have masqueraded as believers and leaders within the Church, all while fomenting strife and heresy, will be judged and sent to everlasting burning and punishment.


Like the dark web operating under the cloak of the world wide web, sinister elements counter to the Church exist within its organization. There will be a final day of reckoning for the evil elements within the Church. We may not have all the answers to deal with the dark web but thanks be to God, that He has already declared the dark elements of the Church will someday be judged and abolished.




Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.



“It Didn’t Make Sense!” (Jeremiah 17:10)

My recent physical examination was performed by an excellent physician colleague. At the end of the examination, we agreed upon a panel of laboratory tests. A week later, I received a fax of the results and a phone call from him. One of the values in the laboratory panel was abnormal. The dilemma we faced was it didn’t make sense. There was no reasonable physiological reason why that isolated value was abnormal. What to do? We both agreed to repeat the test but a week later, the same value was abnormal. We consulted with a third physician who agreed to run the same test in his office, with his own analyzer, hypothesizing that there may be interference from one of the reagents being used for the first two tests. His analysis was spot on! My lab value was normal. If I had blindly trusted the results of the first two tests, I would have subjected myself to further costly and, likely, painful diagnostic testing.


Many health-related decisions are based upon test results that may, in fact, be wrong. From diagnostic medical tests, to radiology results, and biopsy results-life changing decisions may depend upon these results. When confronted with this, we may take the extra step and succor a second opinion, or repeat the test, but as my own experience demonstrated, even these options may not be enough.Physicians and scientists will aver that no test can be 100% sensitive and specific, producing no false positives or false negatives. Thus, to base a life changing decision upon a single test result can sometimes be problematic. Yet, presently, these are most advanced tests we have and one needs to trust the test results, even if one’s instincts are inclined to disagree, or ignore the results and live with the consequences.


What about my spiritual life? I have made many decisions in my life, based upon the outcomes of arbitrary and subjective tests of behavior and relationships, some of dubious merit. These are not analytical laboratory tests, but far more subtle tests. Personality profiles, vocational aptitude surveys-are there additional resources that one can avail that can accurately diagnose me, and make sense of who I am?


I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.

Jeremiah 17:10 (ESV)


No test devised by man can accurately diagnose what truly afflicts each of us. None. Only one test is both 100% sensitive and specific-the conviction of the Holy Spirit. How can we avail of this? If we confess and repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, God will send His Holy Spirit to dwell within us. He will convict us of our sins and speak and guide our consciences when we are unsure. He does this with perfect insight because God created us; He perfectly knows us! God searches our heart and tests our mind.


When we have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ, no repeat or additional testing is needed.


God is accurate, precise, and always perfect!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.


“All I Really Need To Know..” (John 11:25-26)

From grade school to graduate school, graduates all across the world are celebrating their promotions. With each graduation ceremony, there are the obligatory graduation speeches. The internet is replete with examples of celebrities, politicians and leaders expounding speeches designed to galvanize students and parents alike. As I sat in the audience, a proud parent of my son who was matriculating from middle school, I was pleased to hear an honest confession by the principal. She bluntly shared she was not funny, nor could she produce an inspirational speech like others that could found on the internet. In fact, the best advice she found was from the sage, Robert Fulghum, who succinctly summed up his life experiences in a book, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.” His key points were summarized by the principal.


  1. Share everything.
  2. Play fair.
  3. Don’t hit people.
  4. Put things back where you found them.
  5. Clean up your own mees.
  6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
  7. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
  8. Wash your hands before you eat.
  9. Flush.
  10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
  11. Live a balanced life – learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.
  12. Take a nap every afternoon.
  13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
  14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
  15. Goldfish and hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
  16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first world you learned – the biggest word of all -Look!


I heartily agree with most of these insightful and amusing points! All of these aphorisms share wisdom and good advice and no doubt, it will help one to get along with others, but to what end? After the cookies and politeness, after the naps and wonders of living in this world, is there nothing more after death? Does the only wisdom we acquire in this lifetime end with our relationships with each other? Are we no better than goldfish, hamsters and white mice? Is there any hope beyond this life?


Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,  and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die….”

John 11:25-26 (ESV)


Much wisdom can be found in the words of man. If I wanted to impart wisdom to graduates through a commencement address, I would implore them to emulate the life of the only perfect Man who ever lived, Jesus Christ. Only He lived a sinless life, completely obedient to God. He bore the punishment for our sins upon His broken Body and died an excruciating death. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead. He conquered death and offers salvation and eternal life to all who confess and repent of their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.


All I really need to know is found in following Jesus Christ.


Praise God!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.