My son and his wife graduated from Texas A&M University today (for all you Aggies out there, rejoice with me with a hearty “Whoop!”). I was pleased that the ceremony began with a prayer, and the first words of the prayer were “Creator God…“. Unfortunately, a large gathering at a public university was the last place I thought I would hear those words, but I was thankful they were said! In my opinion, acknowledging there is one God, and He is the Creator of everything, is one of the most reasonable, sane things a human being can do.
Being an A&M graduate myself, I’ll be the first to say that the university is by no means a “holy ground”, but I will say this: in this day and age of intolerance towards Christianity, for the most part, Texas A&M University and its graduates are not like that. It is a place where a majority of folks love the Lord, and the minority who don’t tolerate those who do. So atheists, muslims, buddhists, etc., by all means, come to Texas A&M! But come with an open mind and heart and soul, and be prepared to consider that the God of the Bible your friends are worshiping is the right One, and that He created you for a great purpose.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NKJV)