St. John is blessed with a dedicated faculty and staff that are eager to serve the school families. As the principal, I want to always focus on the school's mission statement and theme passage. My principal’s report will focus on the first half of our theme passage.
Mission: Making disciples of Jesus Christ through the Word in a Christ-centered curriculum.
Theme: Psalm 27:1 - The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
Darkness is the absence of light. Complete darkness causes many people to have severe anxiety and fear. Without Christ, and the knowledge of what He did for us on the cross, we live in complete darkness. We fear the unknown future of the toilsome path of life. We tremble at the thought of death and what lies beyond. We live in a dark room, not knowing what lies in front of us.
In any dark place, a light provides clarity and calmness to the fear of the unknown. The first half of our theme passage focuses on the light that we have in Christ. This light should not be kept hidden within our hearts. Jesus Christ, our Savior, dedicated his life in faithful service. Jesus won the victory that we could never win over death and the devil. The light of Christ and the message of salvation should be proclaimed to all people. Thank God we have the opportunity to revolve our education around that special light of Christ.
We do not fear the future. We do not fear darkness. We do not fear death. We believe and trust in Christ Jesus, our Savior.