Hey Christian parents/guardians, Hope this might encourage you this week! Watch out… there may or may not be some “zoombombing” in this video ?
Transcript
“Is this self-isolation homeschooling thing got you a bit down?

Do you think it would look more like this?

But in reality, it looks more like this?

Me too.

Do you just need a high five of encouragement? But the best you can get is this?

Well, here’s a little thought for the day:

This season is unusual. And while you may default to focusing this week on taking advantage of every free resource and the chance to give your kids the educational edge.

Please, please don’t feel the pressure.

There is actually a much greater educational threat right now than whether your kids can do algebra or memorize the periodic table of elements.
The threat is in what example you are setting for them.
See a critical ingredient of parenting and, I suppose, of homeschooling is imitation.

Your kids are seeing your response to this situation and learning a whole lot:

  • They are learning what trust in God really looks like when times get tough.
  • They are learning what sacrificial love for others looks like when resources are slim.
  • They are learning how to filter what’s going on in the world through the lens of Scripture.
  • They are learning the difference between faithless worry and faith-filled concern.
  • They are learning contentment and gratitude in much and in little.
And, if that list highlights more than a few of your failures like it does for me, then your kids can also be front row witnesses to grace of God at work!

They can see repentance and growth. They can see renewed seeking and renewed prayer and renewed love and renewed peace.

They can see a parent whose identity is rooted not in how well THEY did as parents but how well CHRIST did.

And they can see a parent who desperately wants to do their very best for God’s glory.

Our end goal as Christian parents is not academics. Our end goal is disciples who look and talk and respond like Jesus.
Our end goal as Christian parents is not academics. Our end goal is disciples who look and talk and respond like Jesus.
Disciples aren’t made in factories, they’re made in moments like these.
Don’t waste your quarantine stressing about academics.
Spend it making disciples – by Gods grace and for Gods glory!
And know Moms and Dads,

“You are Loved!”

Keep Your Eyes on Christ! (Hebrews 12:1-2)