Weekly Scripture

Daniel & Raisha Say Goodbye: December 17, 2018

Ecclesiastes 7:8

“Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”


…At last, the end is nigh. This will be my last addition to the weekly scripture. I Have greatly enjoyed writing to you, and I hope you have enjoyed reading them. Sometimes, the end can feel bitter more than “better.” But we must remember that more often than not, endings will bring new beginnings. While I, and I’m sure most of you, aren’t sad at all that the end of the first semester is only a few days away. I am a little discouraged that I won’t be writing these anymore. Someone else will take my place, someone else will take up the mantle and continue the legacy that I have started. And that makes it so much easier for me to let go. When you are faced with the end of something you have worked hard and worked well on, remember that there will be others that you have inspired one of them may follow in your footsteps.

I would like to end my final addition with a message for my successor:

Never underestimate the power that you have been given. You hold great influence over many, as many students and parents read these entries. They are not only reading the verses, they are reading your words. So write about the issues you see around you, and about what you feel needs to be addressed.

Good Luck

-Daniel and Raisha, Weekly Scripture