Last Sunday, our church honored high school seniors. It reminded me of a similar Sunday back in 1983 at my home church.
Each of us seniors walked up to the front of church. We stood there as the congregation watched us. It was a bittersweet moment, as these were kids I’d grown up with — spending hours with them in Sunday School each week, Vacation Bible School each summer. Those days had seemed endless, but now, they were at an end.
The preacher shook our hands and presented each of us with a keepsake, Halley’s Bible Handbook:
For years, I kept this book beside me as I read my Bible. I loved it; it had historical information and commentary on various passages. I’m guessing it was a bit of a “miss” for many of my peers, but in this day before you could easily look things up on the internet, it was a little treasure for me as a book lover.
After the service, we seniors and our parents went out to eat at my town’s “fancy” restaurant. It was a day to remember … and I still do!
Did your church recognize seniors? What do you remember about the event?