Still Opportunity

Thursday, June 12, 2014 Posted by Lezlie Winberry

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“They celebrate Your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.” Psalm 145:7

            The end of a school year for a teacher is beyond consuming at times. Required to attend the school’s graduating ceremony, one often has to choose between the different family members celebrating not just the same week, but more often, the same evening.
            While I looked forward to and enjoyed all the fun surrounding my grandson’s 8th grade graduation, I missed my late cousin’s grandson’s high school celebration. I also overlooked the date my niece graduated from the University of San Diego. A late note would have to do.
            Sometimes it seems the new generation isn’t privy to cards—sending them or even acknowledging when one has been received. Still, words of encourage, words of recognition, words of connection are often the thing that opens a door to opportunity yet to come. When I finally found time to mail cards acknowledging the special achievements, I thought of I Corinthians 10:31. “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
            I’ve yet to be disappointed in receiving a card from someone, and my hope is that regardless of my busyness, I’ll always look for the opportunity to invest in someone else through words of encouragement. There are many ways to celebrate others. The ending verse, Galatians 6:19, reminds me: Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” With schools letting out for the summer throughout the month of June, seek an opportunity to celebrate someone else. 



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