What makes our home school different from other schools? There are so many options for education, how do I know I’ve made the best choice?

There’s really only one thing that really matters. Only one thing that truly transforms our school (and our parenting style, and our marriage). But it’s a big thing.

It’s this:

stop sign by sisterlisa, on Pix-O-SphereWhenever things go awry — whenever there’s a breach of trust, an act of unkindness, a rebellious attitude, a relationship that needs to be healed… it stops our school right in its tracks.  Because there’s no math problem, science project, field trip or test that’s more important than sin staring us right in the face.

Peace is gone. Feelings are hurt. Wrongdoers are ashamed. And it can’t be fixed by waiting until someone “shakes off” a bad mood. Or by saying it’s “OK” or “no big deal”. Or by pretending everything’s fine when it most certainly isn’t. It can’t be fixed by us.

We need healing.

P4012334_PSE by simplysusan, on Pix-O-Sphere

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.

Matthew 26:27-28 And Jesus took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:13-14 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

We need Jesus. We need to remember that we are His. That He is here, right in the middle of our stopped-in-its-tracks school day, to forgive us. He’s here to cover us with the forgiveness that was won on the cross. Here to remind us of His empty tomb… here to heal us. Here to say this school day is “very good”.

(Note to readers who don’t home school: forgiveness is there for everyone. Jesus is bigger than just my house!)Link up to the ABC's


About Heidi

I'm a pastor's wife, striving to live generously. I'm also a homeschooling, gardening, knitting, cooking, reading mom.
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6 Responses to Unforgiven

  1. Dawn says:

    Yes, yes yes! Some days you just have to work through that hard stuff before anything else can get done. And that’s okay too. Family ( or friends if it’s an unforgiveness issue with them) comes first!

  2. AWESOME. Great post.

  3. Ann says:

    Excellent topic! It’s so important to take that break when things aren’t going properly. No one can focus when their feelings are hurt or minds are elsewhere. It seems to be something that we almost take for granted now – a kind of luxury afforded when homeschooling. Going to public schools when I was younger, it would have been nice to have been able to stop and address issues that got in the way of teaching and learning. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

  4. Susan Evans says:

    What a wonderful reminder to stop what we are doing and deal with the sin issue. That’s definitely more important than any school subject.

  5. We have had a lot of those days lately. Such an important thing to remember!

  6. conniethedaisyhead says:

    Yes! This post alone was worth the trip over here today!

    This is such a wonderful reminder for all of us. It’s so easy to get caught up in our goals for the day– in checking off our boxes. We need to calm our hearts to be attentive to the truly important things happening in our daily lives with our children. Taking care of hearts, spirits, and relationships must always be priority.

    Thank you for reminding me.

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