Graduation Speech Essay

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Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the 2012 graduating class of County High School, I would like to welcome you to our commencement ceremony. As valedictorian of this class I would like to speak to you, and my fellow graduates about responsibility, but first I would like to tell you a little story D.L. Moody told the story of a passenger on an Atlantic steamer who lay in his bunk during a raging storm with a severe case of sea sickness. Suddenly he heard the cry, "Man overboard." "May God help that poor fellow," he prayed, "but there's nothing I can do." Then he thought, "I can at least put my lantern in my small window," and with an effort he did so. The man was finally rescued. In recounting the story the next day, he…show more content…
He has also promised to always be with us in our time of need as it says in Hebrews chapter 13 verse 5, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." Another excuse might be, "I am not as talented as others, so why should I be responsible for being a witness?" I find this excuse to be the most objectionable. Those who say this deny that special talent that God has given them. When people say, "I am not as talented as others, so I cannot be a witness," they deny that very, very special talent that God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to give them! I would like to share with you the parable of the talents. Now I am sure you have all heard this before, so I will make my comments on the passage brief. Jesus told of a master with three servants: to one he gave 5 talents, to another he gave 2 talents, and to the last he gave 1 talent. The master then left for a long journey. Each servant did as he chose with the money. The first and second servants did as they were told and wisely put their talents to work, but the third servant just hid his talent. When the master came back, he came to his servants and asked them what they had done with the talents he had given them. He then rewarded the first and second servants for their hard work with their talents, but he punished the third

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