"Let it be remembered, that I do not speak to the wild, giddy, thoughtless world, but to those that fear God. I ask, then, for what end do you send you children to school?“Why, that they may be fit to live in the world.”In which world do you mean~ this or the next?
Perhaps you thought of this world only; and had forgot that there is a world to come; yea, and one that will last for ever!
Pray take this into your account, and send them to such masters as will keep it always before their eyes. Otherwise, to send them to school (permit me to speak plainly) is little better than sending them to the devil."-John Wesley sermon entitled “On Family Religion”
Dear Lord, as we begin a new school year, please give us the grace to remember for what end we educate our children.
Please remind our hearts to enjoy the journey~ challenges and all.
Please teach us how to keep the hearts and the trust of these precious souls. To put to death our own pride and impatience for Your glory. For You teach us that the wrath of man will never produce the righteousness of God.
Please teach us to use our time wisely. To recognize and put aside anything that would keep us from giving our hearts wholly to the task of leading these little hearts Home to You.
In Jesus Name and for His glory.
Photo: School room shelves built by Tom for my birthday. Stocked with all manner of books that came from closets all over the house. Bins purchased at Lowes for just $1 because they didn't have lids. Perfect for Duplos and train track and stuffed toys.