Friday, November 14, 2008

Expectations for 09

Change is the buzzword this November.

Yesterday, LifeSiteNews posted a commentary by Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association, called "What Homeschoolers Can Expect Under an Obama Administration."

I'm glad Smith opens with the reminder that "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7). 

Throughout American history, Christians have engaged in the battle to keep God's word central to education and to the home. Hosea 14:9 reminds us that "the ways of the Lord are right, and the righteous will walk in them, but transgressors will stumble in them." 

God trusts us to raise small beings into eternal heirs reigning with His Son. It is hard work that can only be accomplished through the strength of the Holy Spirit, and He will not abandon us to complete the task alone. Whatever our expectations for our new president may be, our expectations for God can be sure and full of hope. What a comfort!

Take a look at the article: do you agree with Smith's expectations? Disagree? Have more information to include in the discussion? Share your thoughts! Let's keep the tone positive...

(If you're curious about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, check out or this post on the related blog.)


Cecilia said...

I really didn't think the article gave any concrete information to discuss. The author pointed out the same threats are still there that have been, and basically stated that we don't know what to expect, and we should continue to be vigilant about keeping the right to homeschool. Who could argue with that?

Classical Conversations said...

"...there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9) :)