High on my list this year is definitely this adventure in wild obedience. In the spring I was agonizing over whether or not to teach two kids at home and at the same time feeling a bit of anxiety about some of the things my oldest was dealing with in junior high. I went over all the possible outcomes of all of the possible choices, realizing there were risks to any decision and trust would be required. It was going to be a leap of faith to take the steps that we believed God was directing for each of our children--for the ones we would teach at home and the one we would send to school.
At that time, I came across this verse:
"I will teach all your children,
and they will enjoy great peace."
ALL my children. He will teach them. They will enjoy great peace! What a promise! I claimed it as my verse. I even have the lettering to put it up in my classroom...someday...when I have some spare time... I want the reminder that He's there helping these little ones that I'm teaching and that He's there helping the one who is in a different classroom.
I can see that it's true as I look back over the few weeks of school so far. He's been there, involved in their lives, working things out in their hearts that I never could have orchestrated. He loves them and is invested in their lives.
Today I give thanks for this wondrous miracle and I bless you with the peace of knowing that He will teach your children and give them great peace--whatever educational path they are on.