By: Gabriela Yareliz
It’s a tradition, I guess, that frustrated and relieved law graduates take a trip after graduation and after taking the bar exam. Many go; whether broke, well off, employed, unemployed– August is jet-set time.
I got lucky that I got a special gift from above (after all, the Bible says all good gifts come from our Father in heaven). The world came to me.
I had the pleasure and privilege of participating in this year’s Youth For Human Rights International Human Rights Summit at the United Nations. I met delegations from around the world and extraordinary people who are doing noble and honorable things for their fellow man in the face of threats, danger and lack of resources.
The experience was surreal. I saw incredible performances, met government leaders from abroad and passionate young professionals who are independent thinkers.
What a week! I will never forget this experience. It’s one that money can’t buy or even get you into. The people I met, the photos and stories I absorbed… It was extraordinary. A huge thank you to the United Nations for offering me such an epic experience.
This week confirmed what Paul says in Ephesians, and I encourage you to think on these words for whatever you are facing:
“Now unto Him (God) who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21.
He is able. And not only able, but He can do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.
That is truth.
I conclude with the lyrics of a song that was performed at the UN, “The Impossible Dream.” May these words inspire us all.
“To dream the impossible dream; to fight the unbeatable foe; to bear with unbearable sorrow; to run where the brave dare not go.
To right the unrightable wrong;
To love pure and chaste from afar;
To try when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star.
This is my quest,
To follow that star;
No matter how hopeless–
No matter how far.
To fight for the right,
Without question or pause;
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause.
And I know if I’ll only be true,
To this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm,
When I’m laid to my rest.
And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable star.”
Go for that impossible dream, because with God, all things are possible.