Monday, May 09, 2005

God's Special Forces

I had the opportunity a last weekend to attend the Graduation Ceremony for those individuals earning graduate degrees from Wheaton College. In evangelical circles Harvard University is often referred to as the Wheaton College of Secular America and I was happy to be at Wheaton College witnessing this event. Wheaton's motto is "For Christ and His Kingdom" and many of the Students on stage were finishing preparation to be Pastors or begin work in Biblical scholarship. Others had prepared for carriers where their Christian commitment would not be broadcast by their job title in areas like psychology or music. When the awards were handed out many of those receiving awards were not in attendance because they were already on the mission field in places like Zimbabwi, Cambodia, or the Ukraine. These Graduates and others like them are God's Special Forces fighting for Christ and His Kingdom using his weapons, sacrifice, love, patience, kindness, long suffering, and self control. May God speed each and every one of them and may His kingdom increase through their efforts.