You Have an Ally
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
Over the past few weeks I have been involved in conversations from concerned parents regarding a new Human Growth and Development curriculum for the Omaha Public Schools. Since I have not seen specifics on this curriculum, I cannot speak to the details about it. However, one of the concerns that is emerging is that our young elementary aged children are going to be introduced to sexually graphic and explicit material that their innocent eyes should not see and their innocent ears should not hear.
These conversations have highlighted the fact that we are in a battle against the world for the souls of our children. It is a battle that many parents are not equipped to fight, but the good news is that we are not in this battle alone. We have an Ally who is bigger than the influence of world. We have an Ally who goes before us in this battle and who will be with us in this battle. We have an Ally who will never leave or forsake us. Because we have this Ally, we should not be afraid or discouraged.
Having this Ally does not mean that we are to be passive. You see, it is parents who are first and foremost responsible for their children. It is not the public school system nor is it the church who will give an account for your children; it will be you as a parent. So now is the time for all of us to step up and fight for our children. It is time for us to engage our children and spend quality time with them. It is time for us to interrupt heaven and be in prayer for our children.
Parents, if you are not teaching and equipping your children, someone or something else will. So be involved in what is happening in their lives and don’t be a reason that they fall. When parenting gets hard, scary, or discouraging, remember you are not alone. You have an Ally who is with you wherever you go. Therefore, you can be strong and courageous throughout your journey as a parent.
"For nothing is impossible with God." - Luke 1:37