This past weekend, my youngest son graduated from Albany State University. We are very proud of him. A private luncheon was held for friends and family at the Officer's club on the U.S.Marine base in Albany,Ga.. There was a plated meal, along with very pretty decorations.
After the meal my Wife and I got right down to business - Words of Wisdom; I read from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, a time and a season. My Wife followed the Scripture with, now it is your[son] time to go. I read two different Scriptures; Prov.13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children. And Phil.4:13 I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. Explanation: Christ is our Spiritual inheritance. This truth known early should prevent one from wondering around the world looking for what a good man knows, and should have past down from one generation to the next. The material part is concerning real wealth - silver,gold,trees,water,and land. We are called to be kings. There are no, broke kings. The Explanation for Phil. 4:13 is I can do all things t h r o u g h Christ = everything goes through Christ. If Christ approves you are good to go forward.
We presented my son with two gifts. The first was a nice anti-procrastination device, aka, time piece. It helps those that routinely put things off for a better time. The minute moving represents life, which means if we are alive to see the movement, we to should get to moving. He also was presented with a 2012 [graduation yr.] Silver Eagle. This is to remind him of the difference between riches, and wealth; riches for the individual - wealth is generational.
Grandchildren will judge their grandparents, especially the grandfather. I give my grandfather an "A". Our five year old grand-daughter was present at this luncheon. Hopefully She and her cousins will give us a passing grade when the time comes. Thank You Lord Jesus for making this all happen. Thank you to all in attendance Saturday Dec.8th, 2012-you all are very special people.