This afternoon, we want to thank God for the honour of representing the graduating students of year 2009.
Also, we would like to thank all leaders, our families, friends and lecturers on behalf of our fellow graduates for your support throughout our studies. We acknowledge that without your journeying with us, we would not be here today.
All graduates today have many stories and lessons learnt throughout our time here. This afternoon, W and I would like to share short reflections of what studying here has meant to us.
Reflection – what it means for now and ahead
God has called us to serve others in His way – not necessarily in the way we have always done things. In the last four years, I have come to the realization over and again that we are called to serve Him just as Jesus has done as it is Jesus who is our model for servanthood. Firstly, His kairos timing is important in serving God for He has sent His son in the fullness of time. His time.
Also, we are called to stand up for justice in the midst of injustice. In short, we are called to serve in servanthood, and to speak out for the marginalized and those in need.
Isaac Bashevis Singer once said “Life is God's novel. Let Him write on it.” While those of us graduating today have written lots of assignments and exams, God has been writing His story in us. Personally, I’ve learnt the importance of trusting God as He write His stories in our lives – stories of joy and pain, of struggles and triumphs, of bad and good. These stories are good no matter how terrible life may be for they teach us of who He is each day.