by Rebecca Kocsis

This has been a roller coaster couple of months. We’ve seen the CDE turn a deaf ear to parents wishes and approve the pornographic material they call the new sex education guidelines. We see our state legislature determined to run rough shod over parental rights, declaring they know best how to make medical decisions for California school children and seek to remove medical exemptions from mandated vaccine laws. And it looks like the CTA and our governor are determined to severely diminish charter schools.

America is celebrating the sin of homosexuality while sacrificing its young on the altar of self. The children that we let live? The government thinks it owns. A good many of our countrymen would agree. These thoughts leave me trembling. I fear that we as a nation will reap the whirlwind.

When at the depths of discouragement and dismay, I hear the still small voice of the Spirit saying, “Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Keep doing My work. Your labor will not be in vain.”

You know, leaders, regardless of the disappointments, regardless of the opposition, your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

I believe that private Christian home education is now more important than ever. The work we do assisting families; creating a structure that enables them, fellowship that encourages them, and information that equips them so they can disciple their children at home is key.

It’s important that we keep our doors open and a candle in the window for those who are looking for alternatives to what the public schools have to offer. Many who have felt very comfortable in charter homeschool programs are now giving private homeschooling a second look. Let’s be willing to be there for them, and love them when they come our way. I believe that you have been placed this position of leadership for just such a time as this.

It’s apparent the enemy doesn’t want homeschooling to succeed, but our God reigns. And “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle” Psalm 144:1.