Yogi Berra was the all-star catcher for the World Champion New York Yankees back in the 1960's. Yogi was an outstanding catcher, but he was better known for his famous "Yogi-isms". He was quoted as saying, "When you come to a crossroads, take it."
We have a lot of graduating seniors that have come to a "crossroad" in their lives. Now the world is saying to them, "Take it!", but they have to be careful to choose the right road.
Last Sunday morning on our way to church we got to the intersection of SW 89th street and Highway 4, a very busy and dangerous intersection to say the least. Three other cars were already in the intersection all going in different directions and not one of them had their turn indicators blinking. Now each driver might have known what his or her intentions were. They may have known in their minds which way they were going to turn, but they did not share any of that information with the rest of us at the intersection by simply turning on their turn indicators. Eventually, someone made a move and all ended well.
Lying before our graduating seniors and the rest of us is a decision to make, which way do we go? In the book of Matthew, chapter 4, we read about two brothers, Simon and Andrew who had to make a decision as to which way they would go. Jesus told them, "Follow Me and I will make you . . .”. The same request is made of us! Jesus says, "Follow Me and I will make you a great teacher, a fine doctor, a faithful mail-carrier, a dedicated husband or wife”, but the choice is ours!
An exciting summer is in front of us. I pray that you are making your plans right now to be blessed in so many way by being here.