Dear Rockford Christian Families,
Can you believe it? The end of the school year is here already!
For some of us, it feels like just yesterday that we were picking out our “first-day-of-school outfit.” For others, we are eagerly anticipating summer plans and a break from routine. Whatever you might be feeling, I want to take a moment to heed the advice of Mr. Phil to “slow down” and reflect on how God has been at work in our lives.
I have seen God at work this year in innumerable ways; students have grown spiritually, physically, academically, and socially; teachers have flexed and adapted to create safe places for your children to learn; parents have woven a web of support, prayer, and love. God has used each of us to do His Kingdom work in the lives of each other. In fact, our theme “one another” is a helpful framework to use as we think about the past 10 months together.
This year, we have…
- honored one another (Rom 12:10)
- built-up one another (1 Thess 5:11)
- served one another (Gal 5:13)
- forgiven one another (Eph 4:2, Col 3:13)
- been kind and compassionate to one another (Eph 4:32)
- confessed our sins to one another (James 5:16)
- shown hospitality to one another (1 Peter 4:9)
It is my prayer that as we leave this place, we hold the lessons of this school year close. I pray that the love Christ has shown us might continue to animate our lives. May our theme verse, John 13:34-35, stay on our hearts until we come together again.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”
Thank you for all of the love and support this year, and for sharing the gift of your children with us!
— Ben Buursma
Rockford Christian School Principal