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From the President

From the President

Lee Gardner Royce

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 

As a university president, I have seen things that seemed to have come as the result of a divine blessing – gifts that arrived in a time of need, decisions that went the way I had hoped they would go, and reconciliations between people I never thought could happen.

Many of us have witnessed inexplicable happenings when we have said, “This would have been impossible without God’s help.” But Matthew 19:26 also applies to daily events that we have come to take for granted, and serves as an important reminder not to reduce our expectations of God down to our own human level of experience. Yes, when God shows up extraordinary things happen, but anything in this world that is good, worthy, kind, noble, or uplifting comes from Him.

Since I believe God is the author of Creation, I believe human life is impossible without Him. We could not be thinking, breathing, or talking without His presence in the world. That alone is a tremendous example of the impossible made possible through God.

But perhaps the best example is God’s unfailing grace. The fact that wretched sinners of every kind can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven is proof enough to me that with God, all things are possible.