In our church there is something called Senior Sunday. It is for all graduating High School Seniors that attend the church. The Seniors take over the service for the day and perform all of the tasks…each taking a role in the service. They greet people, take up the offering, sing, give the “sermon” and more. It is a day for them to be recognized and shine in the spot light.
Lauren wanted to sing…she had a beautiful voice. I was nervous for her as she hadn’t sang in front of a large group in several years… since she sang in musicals at the private christian school she and her brother attended. I encouraged her to write a poem and recite it instead…she liked poetry too…so she rose to the occasion and that is what she did.
In honor of all those graduating…whether it be High School, College or even Grade School…here are her words. May you find encouragement and direction for your life.
Senior Sunday Poem
Together we have been through it all
And together we all fall.
Christ brings us down on our knees
Christ, humble us, please.
How will we choose to measure our lives?
Will we try to fill it with lies?
Will we be some of the elite?
-they never stop moving their feet-
Or will we gauge it in meaningful talks
And challenging walks, with God?
Get excited and look around
These are your brothers and sisters in Christ!
They will always be here
To help you through life.
And at the end of the day,
They are just a phone call away.
If you depend on God and your friends,
Does it really matter what life sends?
We pray we go far,
We pray we follow Your star,
We pray we go where ever You are.
~ Lauren Alizabeth Alston ~