Today marks the end of the academic year for me as it is graduation day. It is always nice to see the final year students for a last time and to gown up. So congratulations to all.
Personally such occasions mark for me the passing of time, as my attention turns to the summer projects, a few weeks holiday and of course preparation for the next academic year.
Scripture records Moses (perhaps in such a mind),
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12 NIV)
It is interesting to notice the association with wisdom, that an awareness of my mortality will aid in gaining a heart of wisdom. However such an outcome is only likely due to the fact that the scripture also teaches that their is an eternal component to my being, whom’s destination is determined as a consequence of now.
So congratulations once more, to all those who have graduated this summer from programs I have the privilege to teach on. May your journey seeking wisdom continue.