You know that today is a significant day for me and the people with whom I serve and worship. You know all of the moments which have led up to this particular moment. You know each step wherein we have walked with precision and balance. You know every place where we have stumbled and staggered. You have blazed this trail for us and You have grown us in our ability to follow You, as You have led us to places where we have not been before. We are stronger because of the challenging path. We are wiser because we have learned from our stumbles, scrapes and bruises. Lord Jesus, there has not been one moment when You were not watching over us or watching out ahead of us. You have proven Yourself again to be the impeccable Shepherd. We trust You and rejoice in knowing that You are among us today as we sign our names to the next leg of this long, unpredictable hike. In omniscient wisdom, You have not disclosed every bend in the road, each obstacle blocking the path or even the dangers that will come our way as we faithfully follow You. Thank You for simply training us to keep our hearts fixated on You. When we do so, we experience a deep, abiding peace that is indescribable.
Thank You, Father, for letting us take part in Your plan. We have tasted it and declare it to be very good.
For Your glory in our generation, Amen.