as i sit in my bed on this, the last night in my last room of college
and stare at the bare walls,
i find myself wonderfully at peace that college was not as these walls are.
that the past four years of my life have been
anything but bare.
no, for these years have been filled with
colorful adventures and countless memories
with the most wonderful of friends by my side.
years so rich and so full that it would be hard,
in fact nearly impossible for me to fathom a better spent four years.
but I serve a God
whose imagination and creativity reaches far beyond my wildest dreams.
a God who has provided every one of these adventures,
every one of these memories,
every one of these people,
a God who always has and always will provide for His Beloved.
perhaps, the words of clive staples lewis could
sum these, and many other of the mediations of my heart
better than my words could:
there are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
so while I lay my head down tonight
on this night seemingly symbolizing an end
i find joy in the memories,
and peace with the unknown future
because this is not a dead end,
for I do not serve a God of dead ends,
but rather a God who makes all things new,
a God who does not forsake,
a God who does not end,
a God who heals,
a God who provides,
a God who saves
a God who is.
We shall not grow weary of waiting upon God if we remember how long and how graciously He once waited for us.
final’s week grind: the playlist
If You Leave album by Daughter
Native album by OneRepublic
The Heist album by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
These Days of Ours album by India Bourne
“Back to Black” Beyonce & Andre 3000 of the Great Gatsby Soundtrack
“Crave You (Adventure Club Remix)” by Flight Facilities