This is graduation week here at Paradise Christian School, as we proudly honor 9 kindergarten students and 7 high schoolers. Our ceremony will signal the culmination of a lot of hard work. This year’s class of seniors is especially difficult to let go. Some of them have been with us since Kindergarten, and all of them have been a blessing to us. Four of them have parents who also graduated from Paradise Christian School! So as you can see, we truly are a family around here.
Those who know me know I don’t like goodbyes. That’s probably why you have had to put up with me for so many years! Therefore, I can’t look at graduation as an end, but as a “Commencement.” It doesn’t signal the end of accomplishment, doesn’t signal the end of accomplishment, but only the fresh beginning of new adventures. Since my photo has been in the Paradise Christian School yearbook ever since 1976, I could say this is my 43rd senior year! I just never seem to graduate. Diplomas and degrees are nice, but never final. Until we hear Him say, “Well done good and faithful servant,” we should strive to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18), every day of our lives.