Victory Christian School graduates were told Friday that they have choices as they head into the next chapter of their lives – and to use what they’ve learned at the school to guide their steps.
Speaker Brenton Carr referred to the story of David and Goliath and talked about how important a stone was to David as he spoke to the graduates in the auditorium of Victory Baptist Church.
“You’re just a stone’s throw away from a great place in life,” he said. “You’re just a stone’s throw away from your destiny.”
He went on to tell them that they can either blend in with others or set themselves up to be used for something great. It’s a choice that they, and other graduates, will face, he said.
“I can dare to be different and be used (by) God or I can blend into my society. I can dress like the world dresses, I can talk like the world talks, I can act like the world acts … but it’s possible if you choose to blend in, like those other stones, you can be looked over by the king,” he said.
Carr encouraged them to stay “in the flow of the word of God” by continuing to attend church and study the Bible.
Victory’s graduates also heard from their valedictorian, Sarah Turner, who reflected on their time at Victory and also things she’s learned, including “Parents are a whole lot smarter than we think,” and “It’s no one’s fault but my own.”
She also told her fellow graduates, “Don’t be hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you.”
Numerous awards were also presented during the ceremony and graduates had a chance to say a special thank you to their parents by presenting them with flowers.