Out with the old and in with the new

People say that things happened by chance, by accident or maybe just by coincidence. However, nothing in this world happened without a plan. This new world was purposefully made by God, to fulfil his master plan.

According to the old scriptures, in Psalm 37:23, it says our steps are all ordered by our creator. None of this happened merely by chance nor by accident, but all this happens because of God’s plans to prepare for the future generation.

The Generation Z will be that generation! The new generation that will bring back the old like new. The new civilization who will respect and honor thy father and thy mother and so their family, to be together in harmony.

As a mother, it breaks my heart to see that my own son is suffering with the identity crisis of belonging. He wonders; if it is true that God is real, then why do bad things happen to good people?

We are blessed to have his prayer answered through our sufferings. By the grace of God, my son and I are witnesses. It is a privilege that both of us are here on this campus. Many of you don’t know that my son and I are both scholars of this school. My son was chosen to study abroad in Korea for four months and being away from home allowed him to see the real world and made him realize that life is more than just what want we want for ourselves, but what we do for the needy and the less fortunate.

My son made me swear that if I ever join any movement, it has to be the movement to combat and prevent teen and adult suicide. I am very grateful and honored that my son is becoming an alumnus of this school. He is finally graduating this coming May. He will graduate with the old VWC 2017 and I, as an upcoming alumna of VWU 2018, will be out with the new.

Like the Bible says in 1 John 4:4, “Little children, you belong to God… the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

It is no coincidence that a mother and a child go to the same school and graduate with two different diplomas. This is an example of God’s wonders and his sovereignty; for my son to be used to prove that life matters and it must be lived, loved and cared for. He is out with the old and in with the new.

My son and I were sent here to spread the word to all people and to the whole world that life is a choice and no one can dictate to us to be who we are but our own soul, our own spirit, our own body and our own mind with the fear of God. Out with the “Old” and in with the “New.” Virginia Wesleyan University, It’s never too late to make a change!

After all, as Jesus said in Matthew 28:20, “…I am with you always, even until the end of the world.”

Maria Garcia