The semester is finished. Exams are graded. Final grades assigned. 47 years of teaching in the books. All thanks be to God. Just one more reason to praise him. I sat at the piano and played my heart out -- As the Deer, Fairest Lord Jesus, Majesty, This Is the Day, Praise the Lord Together.
Yes, I praise you, Father, I worship you, I adore you. I praise you for your goodness to me, I praise you for your promises, I praise you because your words come so alive when quickened by the Spirit, I praise you because you gave me the Holy Spirit to make your Scriptures known so that I might know all things you have in store for me. Father, thank you that because I belong to Jesus I have been given to you. Thank you, Father! May you be given glory forever and ever through endless ages because of your master plan of salvation for the church through Jesus Christ. I thank you for all the patience and love you had for me all these years of teaching. How could I ever repay you!