Dear High School Seniors:
I’d like to tell you a story.
Four years ago, I was in your position – trying to figure out my whole future (it’s worse your senior year of college, fyi). One weekend, I visited Dordt. I went through the typical campus tour, auditioned for a piano scholarship, and then attended Praise and Worship.
I was thrilled. One of the most attractive aspects of Dordt was (and still is) the quality of its worship. I immediately recognized that Dordt took its worship very seriously – both in caliber of its song-selection and in the excellence of its musicianship. I watched the musicians on stage with awed fascination. I prided myself somewhat on my own musical ability, but these worship leaders were way out of my league.
I wanted to be like them.
(Funnily enough, one of them turned out to be my campus host, and I ended up spending the night in his dorm.)
I would never have guessed that in four years, I would be one of those people. Just two weeks ago, I stood on that same stage, leading Praise and Worship for a congregation of my fellow brothers and sisters from Dordt.
I say this not to tell you of my "great exploits" at Dordt – far from it. I tell you this story, High School Seniors, to encourage you with this fact: God has so much in store for you beyond your wildest hopes and dreams.
So come visit Dordt. Come to Praise and Worship. And revel in the knowledge that God will direct you to the place in which you will thrive. (Hopefully that place is Dordt!)