I just got a peek at my son's future graduation ceremony by watching the Patrick Henry College commencement on-line. I was so blessed by the beautiful ceremony. Reminded me of my graduation ceremony from high school (private Christian school) because they talked about the important things...Christ and Liberty. Although there were many, many wonderful speakers from the guest to the Chancellor, to the two graduating seniors, I'm going to focus on a few verses that dr. Veith shared:
"The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord." -Proverbs 21:31
"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9
Dr. Veith affirmed that God *does* want us to work
hard in preparation. He will use that. That reminded me of another
" But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be
prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason
for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect," -I
These were the themes of our homeschool. So grateful
that God gave the vision for this college to Dr. Michael Farris. So
grateful to all the professors who have worked with all the students,
even my son. My son was a deep thinker from early childhood. I felt a tug in
my heart at the groundbreaking of Patrick Henry College that my son might be
destined for this school to prepare for God's work. Even after the first
month at PHC when we sat over dinner, I was amazed at the depths of his learning in so short a time.
May each student, as one graduating senior spoke my
very thoughts, take the vision of PHC with them. They aren't leaving
behind a great place where they used to carry on the Great Discussion and share
Christ and deepen their faith, they can continue the journey into the
The guest speaker, a professor from another college and who was chosen
by the senior class because he was a favorite speaker from the Faith and
Reasons lectures in their freshman year, said that of all the colleges
he goes to speak, he gets the most deep, thoughtful and profound
questions from PHC students. They even beat out the questions of Ivy
League university professors.
I've hung out with many of these kids and
their love is to talk deep thoughts and ponder away, but their passion
is to share Christ and love others. What a great example they have been
to me in my daily walk. My daughter and husband have also always enjoyed every
moment with them too. My daughter especially enjoys having their fellowship
to share deep literature thoughts with the mindset of Christ, since that is not a possibility at her own college.
blessed by the people I've met at PHC. Blessings to all.