This is graduation Sunday, a time to celebrate those who have completed course work and are ready to move into their next adventure. I ‘ll be sharing the message with one of our graduates, Ryan Breske. Ryan has grown up at this church, offered himself to his school and community in some pretty amazing ways. He is a multi-sport athlete, a scholar, an oldest son, an older brother, a leader, a mentor, and a young man dedicated to making his world a better place. He is ready to begin his next adventure. He will be attending the University of Washington, has already joined the cheer squad, suffered his first injury, and can’t wait for football season to begin.
I remember my first memory of Ryan was him holding three year old, now nine-year-old, Harry Browder. It was the way Harry looked at him that took my breath away. Six years later, Harry still looks at him that way; with the kind of admiration and love that can only come with consistent love and grace. Ryan exudes that. What sets Ryan apart is his attitude and his focus. We’ll talk about that a bit this Sunday. To prepare please read II Timothy 1:3-7.