MOUNT VERNON — “God’s purpose for you is perfection.” That is what the Rev. Mark Fuller told the Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s 400-plus graduates during spring commencement exercises held Saturday in R.R Hodges Chapel/Auditorium.
Fuller defined perfect as meaning to complete, to fulfill, accomplish or make mature. Enlisting the assistance of MVNU president Daniel Martin, Fuller used a baseball glove analogy, and some pitch and catch moves, to illustrate the need for the students to celebrate and acknowledge the hand of God in their lives. He encouraged the graduates to let God’s Spirit live in and flow through them, and said a baseball glove with no hand in it is not much good for anything.
“This glove is like your life,” he said, “and the hand inside should be that of the Holy Spirit. ... Every day in every situation you can choose to submit to his love.”
Fuller challenged each graduate to perfection. He said if one is fulfilling one’s created purpose, that one is perfect, according to Christ’s definition.