As the news unfolded yesterday about the attacks in Paris, I was reminded, yet again, of the times in which we live; another week, another act of evil. Another week and another hashtag declaring that we all pray--and we should. As I pray for those affected by what happened yesterday, I can’t help but to think of how different the world will be when my children reach adulthood. I am left wondering how my husband and I will train them to live in a world that seems to be growing increasingly evil with each passing day.
One of the blessings of homeschooling is that when major world events happen we can stop what we’re doing, pray, and open up our Bibles to seek encouragement. The truth is that our children will be raised in a much different world than we were. There is a strong possibility that they will likely face and endure some form of persecution in their lifetime. I imagine having really difficult discussions with them about the evils of this world. What might be the focus of these discussions? To number their days.
By no means am I implying that I want our children to walk around in a constant state of paranoia and fear. Absolutely not! I do, however, want them to know that all of our days are indeed numbered. My prayer for my daughters and son is that they would live each day for God’s glory. I pray that they would not cling to the world’s wisdom that would lead them to seek self-glorification and self-gratification above everything else. Most importantly, I pray that they would have joy and remember that Christ still reigns no matter what they see going on around them.
Praying for Christ’s continued mercy…and His return.
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12