April 05, 2013


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All smiles, jubilant and the future looks so bright and full of hope.  We paraded in line to receive the most coveted piece of paper which is our ticket to the world.
What transpired before we reached the stage no longer look like mountains. In fact they seem to be molehills.  Looking back, it was as though I have climbed the 100th step to view the Chocolate Hills. And I was convinced, at the distance, is my own Hill and I had the ladder to climb to its top.  

Candles were lit and burnt.  Papers passed and defended.  Tests were scored.  Financial worries taken cared of...... and the day dawned for me when I had to march among a throng of black robed young adults, my course colors around my neck and the tassels swinging in my face as we walked.  Then it was my turn to accept my degree and my honors.

I was ready to go on my way to the happily-ever-after land and meet my frog prince along the way.

I thought then that I had reached the peak.  But then soon, after new trials, new hurdles, new valleys, I realized that it was only the beginning.  There was this road that led me to Damascus.  Then I met Jesus there and I learned that the best Education is in His Wisdom.

Isaiah 55:8-11

The Message (MSG
“I don’t think the way you think.
   The way you work isn’t the way I work.”        
God’s Decree.
“For as the sky soars high above earth,    
so the way I work surpasses the way you work,    
and the way I think is beyond the way you think.
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies    
and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, 
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom, 
    producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth
    not come back empty-handed.

They’ll do the work I sent them to do,

    they’ll complete the assignment I gave them."

.... and my after is hopefully spent learning more and trying to obey, through the Holy Spirit, to love others as myself and to love God above all, so we could live in His peace and His guidance. 

The best thing to value at every turn and mileage is not the degree, nor the diploma or accolade but it is the in-between journey.  For was it not said that, "The best teacher is experience?"

I need to add this.  In retrospect, my joy for graduation was doubled due to the triumph over poverty.  I needed to work for my keep and studied in the evenings.  The requirements and hassles to the day we stood before our Dean were difficulties surmounted.  There was nothing that could dampen the day.  Not even walking on borrowed pair of shoes.

Luke 10:27
The Message (MSG)
27 He said, “That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence—and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.” 

Philippians 4:7

The Voice (VOICE)
And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One.



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