Sonrise Christian School Christmas

Dear Families,

We are in the Christmas season! I love to hear the Christmas music playing on the radio and see the decorations in the stores! I’m reminded of past Christmases as a child, and now the joy of being a grandparent witnessing the excitement of the season through my granddaughter’s experiences. 

As a Christian and believer in our Savior, Jesus Christ it’s a time to remember how the Lord, Immanuel was born of a virgin and lived among us, as prophesied in Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” A time to celebrate His birth and be thankful that God loved us and sent His son to be our Savior. I’m reminded that since the beginning, God had a plan of salvation for us, found in Genesis 3:15.

One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11. This verse is exciting to me because it tells me God has a plan and purpose for each of us; For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

This verse has brought me encouragement over the years, especially over these past years, when I was displaced, after the school I worked at closed due to the pandemic. I prayed and ask the Lord where He wanted me to be. He lead me to Sonrise Christian School and affirmed many times to me that He had been preparing me for the job I would currently hold, director/teacher at the preschool Cypress campus. He has truly blessed me by using me in His ministry to serve families as I lead and teach, but also allowed me to share in fellowship with like believers within the ministry of the school. 

God has blessed me with a wonderful staff that loves the Lord and their jobs. We are of one body working together in unity for His plan and purpose. In 1 Corinthians 12, the Bible tells us as one body we can’t all be the same in God’s plan It doesn’t matter how big or small our jobs are. If we allow God to use us for His plan and purpose to bring He glory. 

We are reminded since the beginning, God had a plan and purpose for Jesus Christ to be born and die for our sins (John 3:16). Jesus is our example, He willingly accepted God’s plan and purpose for His life. We too should be seeking God’s call in our lives, using our talents and abilities unto the Lord to bring Him glory. For when we are willing to step out of the box and rely on Him and not ourself, He will truly show up and bless us and those around us. 

So let me encourage you this Christmas season to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and ask God to reveal His will for your life.

In service together,

Rita Burdett

Preschool Director/Teacher

Cypress Campus

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