If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of any correspondence from our dear directors, Alice and Cheri, these closing words should be familiar:
“Love for Life in Christ Eternally”
If you’ve met them, even briefly, you know they say NOTHING without intention! In fact, you might say that each word in this signature beautifully sums up what SonRays is all about.
It all starts here. Always. In fact, the Bible even says so… “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 And that’s important, because the Bible also says that God is literally LOVE personified. “God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them… we love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:16 He loves us so we can love others. That’s what we’re here to do, to love whoever He puts in our path. It’s that simple; and we couldn’t do what we do if we were not first receivers of God’s great LOVE.
EVERYTHING we do is ABOUT LIFE, and FOR LIFE. Young LIFE. Mature LIFE. And EVERY LIFE in between. The call to love is also a call to uphold the sanctity and dignity of all LIFE at all ages and stages. And so we do so by offering spiritual, physical and emotional support to parents, babies, toddlers, children, teens, grandparents… all the generations. Because they ALL matter.
Where would we be without Jesus? How could we love, except that He first loved us? And How did He love us? By offering HIS very LIFE as a sacrifice for our sins, and conquering death for us by rising from the grave! Jesus Christ, the living God, is the reason we are here. In Him we live and move and have our being. In Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. And because of Him, we can’t help but want to show His grace poured out on us and share His truth that has set us free.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that “God has set eternity in our hearts”. What does that even mean? More than just wanting to be around forever, God desires for us to be with Him forever. It’s what we are made for. Man’s chief purpose, after all (according to the Westminster Confession), is to glorify God, and enjoy Him forever. We fully agree! This chief purpose fuels everything who we are, and everything we do: Mentoring. Caring. Teaching. Praying. Passing on resources. Providing a loving home. Everything. All for His glory.
What a privilege to partner with you in this call to
LOVE FOR LIFE IN CHRIST ETERNALLY!