Dear Class Of 2020
I’m sorry your senior year came to such an abrupt ending. I know you had no idea that mid-march would be your last day of school. I’m sorry you missed precious senior moments with your friends. I’m sorry that even your graduation day has been very unpredictable. There’s no doubt we will all remember what the class of 2020 endured.
I speak for many when I say you’re in our thoughts and our prayers. This is a whole lot to swallow for anyone, but definitely when you’re only 18. This was supposed to be one of the happiest seasons of your life. However, we know the present circumstances hurt and cloud your perspective. But, let me tell you three things you’re learning that no classroom can teach.
1 Life Is Full Of Unexpected Moments
You will look back one day and feel this pandemic prepared you the most for real life. These seasons are never welcomed, but often necessary. God uses them to develop our faith, endurance and character. Your transition into the real world has already begun. So, I guess you could say God has already given you a head start.
2 Life is Full of Precious Moments.
We usually don’t realize this fully until those moments are taken away from us. I’m sure you’ve pondered all you’ve missed a thousand times by now. However, this season will help you make the most of future precious moments and opportunities. Because now you know for sure that nothing in this life is guaranteed.
3 Life is Full of Defining Moments.
Its been said that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it. If that’s the case, it won’t be COVID-19 that defines your future. Instead, how you handle this crisis season will impact your life incredibly. I’m praying you respond wisely.
The only way I’ve found to get through such seasons is by faith. Faith is doing all you can while trusting God for all you can’t. You see, God has a plan for your life and future. Nothing that is taking place has taken Him by surprise. And, while none of this makes much sense to mankind. This is evidently part of God’s master plan for your life. This is not an accident, but a divine appointment for us all.
So, don’t feel like your best years are behind you. This could very well be the catalyst for the best years of your life still to come. Right now, God is growing you into the man or women He needs you to be. What feels like a complete burden today may feel like a total blessing tomorrow.
Know that many are proud of you. Others are looking up to you. Keep living by faith and let them see your light shine.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16