aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

A few good words

Last night, I was at Edgewood High School to present the John Baugh Memorial scholarships provided by EFUMC to two of our graduating seniors on Honor Night. This is the first time I'd been asked to do this. I realized that it was going to be a long program, and I didn't want to blather on, but I was really at kind of a loss as to what to say.

I know very little about John Baugh, in whose name we give the scholarships. A lot of the other presenters were talking about the achievements and plans of the recipients, and I could have done that for one of our honorees, but not the other, who hasn't confided his plans to me. So, what could I say that would be worth saying in a very short amount of time?

I said that EFUMC is very happy to participate in the Dollars for Scholars program in memory of John Baugh. I told the seniors and audience that I frequently told my congregation -- especially the young people in it -- that part of the mystery of grace is that God believes in you far more than you will ever be able to believe in him. And that we participate in the scholarship program as a way of saying, We believe in you, too. Then I announced the recipients, presented the goods, and exited the stage.

Congratulations to Taylor and Braxton. We are proud of you.

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