A large part of this ministry is speaking in Christian School chapels. We have been in some of the schools for years, speaking in the Fall and Spring. One such school is Greenwood Mennonite School in Greenwood, DE. Chapel begins at 8:20am, so, it is an early morning departure (5:00am) in order to arrive on time. The drive provides “alone time” and the privilege of watching the sunrise in Delaware!
At times one wonders, “does it make any difference?” – speaking for 20min to a group of high school students who are required to be there (not by choice).
On Sunday, May 28 (the day after I got back from 2 weeks backpacking in Europe) I had the privilege of giving the commencement address at their graduation. The senior class (all 15 of them) had unanimously chosen me to be their commencement speaker. Here is a brief summary of my speech.
“Buy the TRUTH, and do NOT sell it!” Proverbs 23:23 “The TRUTH” is so valuable, it is worth so much, that once you find it you should never sell it. TRUTH is worth more than anything else
The world has many voices. These voices proclaim ideas, opinions, suggestions, values, & beliefs. These voices all declare to be “the truth”. Don’t “sell THE truth” and buy what the world is declaring to be true. “Buy the TRUTH, and do NOT sell it.”
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the TRUTH, and the life, no man comes to the Father except by me.” (John 14:6) – that is either TRUE, or it is FALSE. There is no room for any other “way to the Father”
This is why we do what we do. This is why we take students backpacking in Europe and ask people questions about life & death. This is why we speak in school chapels. This is why you invest in this ministry, because, Jesus is “THE TRUTH, and THE way, and THE life” and NOBODY can get to The Father except through HIM.
Thank You for your investment in TRUTH.
Buy the TRUTH, Do NOT sell it.