Let’s be faithful!

By Jonathan Lewis on September 08, 2017

The new school year is underway by now for just about all of us. Our first official week as a homeschool family has drawn to a close, and overall it’s been a success. Patrick (5) is enjoying it, Timothy (almost 4) is tagging along with some simpler activities of his own, and Katherine (almost 2) hasn’t been too disruptive! (It helps that “school time” is relatively short!)

We’re just at the start of our homeschooling journey, and as I look ahead, I’m reminded that we don’t know everything that will happen in the coming years. I don’t even know how many kids we’ll have and how many years it will be until our last one graduates!

What I do know is that my wife and I are committed to homeschooling because we know it works, and more importantly, because we know it’s God’s plan for parents to diligently teach their children.

I’ve learned over the past few years that life has a way of throwing us curveballs now and then. I don’t know what challenges, difficulties, disruptions, and trials will come into our lives in the years ahead. But I’ve had the privilege to meet some amazing homeschoolers who have encountered enormous challenges and have persevered in the calling God has given them to teach and nurture their children at home.

That’s the kind of homeschooler I want to be. Committed. Persevering. Faithful.

The battle for the next generation continues to intensify in our culture, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up any time soon. And if that’s true, then it’s more important than ever for Christian parents to be faithful to the job God has given us to do.

And so that’s my encouragement to all of us we continue settling into a new year. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Our children don’t need us to be perfect (thankfully!). They just need us to be faithful. And God can take that simple faithfulness and turn it into something wonderful in due time.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (Galatians 6:9)