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.
Whenever 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.
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”.