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Finding Our Strength in the Person of Jesus Christ

The Principal's Blog
August 14, 2020

RMCA Strong...because we have a great and good God.

Whether you are a veteran family or are in the middle of your first week at RMCA, you are part of a community that firmly believes in finding our strength in the person of Jesus Christ. 

Our new Spirit Wear shirts tell the tale. They will be a reminder during Spirit Wear days--along with many other daily aspects of our atmosphere, discipline, and life--of who we are and what we are about. 

The verse on the back, Psalm 46:1, reminds us that -- 

God is our 

Refuge and Strength, 

a Very Present Help in trouble. 

True strength recognizes its source. Our undeniable source is the Living God. And the more that we can intentionally rest in Him and accept His strength to do the good work that we have been called to today, the more that we will be truly strong

Complementing that foundational truth is our school logo--a skylark flying across a shield. The shield represents strength and loyalty to our great and good King. The skylark is an emblem of joy, courage, and resilience. Like the skylark in nature, we strive to speak and live out our identity in Christ no matter what our circumstances. Unlike happiness or pleasure which is fleeting, an authentic joy may be sustained in good times and bad. We seek today to grow in the strength that comes from remembering our identity. 

At the same time, that doesn’t mean that we ignore our weaknesses and failings. As a community, we have the opportunity to daily share in our growth as children and adults, brothers and sisters in Christ. 

However, it is often not our strength that displays our relationship in Christ but in fact our weakness. Nearly two thousand years ago, the Apostle Paul declared the source of his strength. 

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9b

Paul boldly proclaimed to the early believers that it is in our weakness that God’s glory can shine forth most fully. Through our life in and out of RMCA, we have the same opportunity. 

As we start our 23rd year of community, may we recommit to growing in living out the strength that we find in God. 

Skylarks Soar!

Mr. Byrd