One mother contacted me because her pastor was insisting that children should go to public school and be the "salt and light" for the world. She wanted to know how she could respond.
Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
Years ago, a veteran homeschooler with several kids discussed this issue with me. She simply said, "I think kindergarten is a little young to be expecting them to be missionaries, don't you?"
Wise words, Lee. And, Jesus didn't send out children in pairs, those were adults. What did Jesus do to the children? He blessed them.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."
Actually, the Bible says we ARE salt, but if we lose our saltiness, how shall it be regained? It is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled.
So, we ARE salt, our kids ARE salt, let's PROTECT their saltiness! Let it not be lost and no good for anything.
Interesting that this would be the blog for this week. It must be the enemy's thought of the week because recently my sister brought up this point to me. "How can you expect them to be lights if they're not in public school?". My response was it is very hard to shine a light in a cesspool, and the fact that Jesus' ministry didn't start until he was 30...a far cry from 5!
Yes! to training our kids so that they can be strong oaks, beautiful magnolias, bright lights, and "salty" salt IN THEIR SEASON. Our state homeschool monthly publication is titled The Greenhouse Report in recognition of that very belief about homeschooling.
Occasionally a teenager will have a health, psychological, or emotional crisis that will make homeschooling seem virtually impossible. I'd love to help you make some reasonable goals that you can