Hello Sonrise family,
As we celebrate Harvest, I am reminded of Ruth. She was strong, determined, and obedient. She was not afraid to embrace change. She was a hard worker and someone who takes care of those around her. She worked in the field harvesting barley for hours and did it without complaint.
She had to make difficult decisions and choices. Should she stay in her homeland of Moab? Or, should she go with Naomi to Israel? She tells her mother-in-law, “ Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” ( Ruth 1:16-17)
In making this decision, she showed loyalty and devotion. While God closed one door, he opened another one, and it led to her eventual marriage to Boaz. She also became the great-grandmother to King David.
My family is celebrating change. We joined the Sonrise family and it has been a wonderful adventure. I left a great district but listened to God. He closed a door that I can look back on with gratitude. I spent 14 wonderful years as a teacher there, with two years at another district as a middle school teacher, but God wants to make moves for our family now as we continue to grow in our faith. I asked myself a lot of questions during the process of moving from one place to another, but ultimately, God has the final say. He knows what is best for us and it is always in His timing, never our own. I love Jesus so much that this was a move worth waiting for.
What can you surrender to Him so He can steer you in the right direction? Like many, I was afraid to make certain decisions because of fear. However, God wants us to give those fears to Him. As CS Lewis writes, “ You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
Thank you for welcoming our family and sharing your love of Jesus with us. It is a blessing to be a teacher and a parent here at Sonrise and I thank God every day for this.
First Grade Teacher
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