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  • Writer's pictureSandra Taosaka

Graduation Amid a Pandemic.

We’re approaching the end of May - graduation season which marks a huge

academic milestone for our high school seniors. The 2020 graduates are facing a

unique situation. Graduation amid a pandemic.

I was trying to imagine my reaction if this happened when I graduated way back

in ........

But I couldn’t come up with anything and it wasn’t because I can’t remember that

far back! Ok, maybe that IS the reason.

All kidding aside, what lies ahead for our graduates will be exciting, new, and

challenging. Saying goodbye to what’s familiar won’t be easy but we can support

our graduates with faith, inspiration and encouragement - all which can be found in

the Word of God.

Here are a few things I want to share with graduates...

Whatever route you take after high school, remember that you are not alone. God

is with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. So when you face challenges

remember Joshua 1:9. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do

not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you

wherever you go.” When you’re faced with unfamiliar situations that may bring fear

or confusion, ask God for help. He was with Joshua and He promises to be with

you...wherever you go.

Choose your friends well. Who are you surrounding yourself with? Look at the fruit

they’re producing in their life. Is it good fruit? We pray that you will make wise

decisions and remain safe and prosperous in all areas of your life. And that the

actions you take will have lead you and keep you on God’s path. We pray that you

have godly friends who encourage you and help you to count the cost when you are

faced with decisions. We pray that you have wise companions.

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

Proverbs 13:20 NIV

And lastly, Proverbs 21:5. “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but

hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”

You’ll encounter exciting new challenges as well as ordinary, mundane tasks. Both

should be approached with the same patient and careful attention. Don’t look for

the quick and easy answers. Be wise and diligent to always do your best. Be a

diligent servant of God in all that you do.


Father, we thank You for all the 2020 graduates. We thank you for blessing them

with wisdom, skills, friendships and dreams. Father we ask that you continue to

bless them and challenge them to use their godly gifts to make the world a better


Help them understand their purpose.

Help them to confidently walk into their next season.

Help them to strengthen their faith.

Help them to love and serve others; to be the light wherever they go.

Father we pray that the graduates are aware that every good and great thing

comes from you and to do Your will brings peace and contentment. Thank You for

always being with them and continuing the good work that you began in each one

of them.


Share your advice to the graduates in the comment section below.



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