What is something that you are passionate about? What makes you overjoyed? No, not just excited or what you prefer to do but what makes you come alive? What gives you purpose? What will be your legacy? While we may struggle to name what we are passionate about we know it when we see it, when we feel it, or when we see someone else that is passionate about what they are doing.
Finding our passion can be a challenging thing in a culture that so quickly defines us based on measurable success: how we dress, how good our performance is at school or work, what extracurricular programs we participate in, or what we do for a living. As the adage goes though, “Nobody on their deathbed has ever said ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office.'” Strong faith, loving family, and healthy community are not as easily measured as rule keeping but they are a huge focus of what the Anointed One and His followers talked about. “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath” after all (Mark 2:27 NLT).
All of the church is invited to join us at 5 PM as we celebrate Kaylin Courtney, Logan Farley, Michael Limburg, Jordan Stafford, and Breanna Stewart’s graduation from high school. Our baccalaureate will look at the ideas of identity, freedom, and of course passion as we send our seniors into the next stage of their lives.