A “toast to Jesus”.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve called attention to several things that we want to do to end the year well. Some of those are listed in the box at the bottom of this email.

But one thing we want to be sure to do before the end of the school year is to celebrate what God has done this year.

There are lots of ways to do this. One is building a symbolic monument to God’s praise. Modeled after Joshua 4, students place a stone and share how they have seen God work.

Another, is something Jason Skjervem, MTL, Northern North Dakota, explains that they have done at Minot State University each of the last four years. They “have a meal, pour some sparkling apple cider and give a ‘toast to Jesus’.” Jason was quick to point out to me that he doesn’t remember where he got idea, but he is grateful for the culture of sharing ideas with one another. Agreed.

It is always encouraging to hear those stories acknowledging what God has done. From my experience, even though it’s a time of celebration, students left with an anticipation of what God might do next year.

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15 NIV

Now that’s worth celebrating!

Ending the year well.

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