Our school patch was designed by Mrs. Billie Moody. It looks really cool! More important than being an attractive piece of our uniform, it is full of symbolism that expresses what is important to us as a school.
The Lion: represents Jesus Christ, “the Lion of the tribe of Judah” (Revelation 5:5). He is clearly attacking and defeating the serpent. This reminds us that Jesus has won the victory for us. He has defeated the devil, sin, and death, and so we delight to serve Him in all things.
The Serpent represents the devil. He is the adversary and accuser of God’s people. However, we are told in the earliest chapters of the Bible that that Jesus will come to crush the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15).
The Cross shows us the salvation Jesus has won for us through offering Himself up as a sacrifice in our place to satisfy the wrath of the Father. The Apostle Paul writes,
“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” – Galatians 6:14
In the Scriptures, the cross symbolizes our Lord’s work of redemption. The focus is not on the physical pieces of wood upon which Jesus was executed, but on His perfect life, His spotless sacrifice, His immeasurable suffering, and His glorious resurrection in power!
The Kanji on the left mean faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13). The Kanji on the right means Christian, or disciple of Jesus.