Wednesday, June 04, 2008

My Little Brother's High School Graduation

The Fellowship of the Unashamed
by Dr. Bob Moorehead

I am part of the "Fellowship of the Unashamed."
The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line.
The decision has been made. I am a disciple of
Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down,
back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present
makes sense, and my future is secure.
I am finished and done with low living, sight walking,
small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams,
chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position,
promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I now live by
presence, lean by faith, love by patience,
lift by prayer, and labor by power. My pace
is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my
road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few,
my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought,
compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back,
diluted, or delayed.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the
presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy,
ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander
in the maze of mediocrity.

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until
Heaven returns, give until I drop, preach until all know,
and work until He comes. And when He comes to get
His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.
My colors will be clear.

I am not ashamed of the gospel . . . Romans 1:16

The poem above was one that Andrew read before he got his diploma.
I hope you liked the slideshow, Andrew!


Anonymous said...

Always a pleasure to see your little slide shows. I love the song you put with this. A great song to send a graduate on his way. I can see a resemblance of Tim in Andrew!!

Alicia said...

What a great slideshow, they really capture the time!!

Alicia said...

Oh! Thanks for your sweet comment about my blog design!!! You are so sweet!