This weekend brings the celebration of my 40th High School reunion.
Tulsa Mason Patriots Class of 1977.
It will be great to see old friends and reminisce about younger days, simpler times, and catch up on years apart.
40 – It’s a symbolic number. In the bible it’s used 146 times. It usually symbolizes a period. Testing. A trial or probation.
Take Moses for example. He lived 40 years in Egypt and 40 years in the desert. He was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights on two separate occasions to receive God’s laws. He sent spies for 40 days and 40 nights to investigate the land God had promised the Israelites.
Then there’s the flood. 40 days and 40 nights. Exodus has 40 chapters. And the bible was written by 40 different authors.
And the list goes on.
I kind of feel like Moses. I feel like I’ve been wandering around the wilderness for some forty years being tested. On trial. I finally feel pretty good about my path. My direction. In many ways. Just like my high school mascot, the Mason Patriot, I am finally marching forward not backward or treading water.
How about you?
What have you been doing the past forty years? Just like me, if it’s not satisfactory to your life plan, then change it. I did!
I look forward to this weekend, spending a few hours both Friday and Saturday nights with friends from my past. And a few still in my present. And an added bonus this year is the principal is staying at my house! And I’m not even in trouble! He’s now my father-in-law!
Here’s to the Class of ’77! Here’s to Mason Patriots! And here’s to forty!
If you went to Mason, come out and join us tonight at Billy’s. We’d love to see you!
You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. Deuteronomy 8:2
Love and laughter,