A number of years ago I spoke with a mother of a five year old about her choice in a kindergarten. She was a Christian woman that went to a church in the area. She told me she was “praying hard” about the decision to send her son to a Christian school. “The next day,” she said, “my son told me he had a dream and in that dream he saw a school with a ceiling over the sidewalk.” (This was years before we actually had covered sidewalks.) The Mom continued to explain that she saw that our school did not have ceilings on our sidewalks. She drove to her local public school, and sure enough, that school had covered sidewalks. In a somewhat sad tone the Mom told me her son would be attending the public school because of this; even though she said she really wanted him in a Christian school.
Gideon’s fleece may not have seen an ounce of dew if he placed it under a ceiling covered sidewalk. Finding God’s will should not be left up to the dreams of a five year old.
Here are a few Scriptures that address the training of children:
- Proverbs 22:6 states, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” We need to train up our young people to prepare them for life as a Christian adult.
- 1 Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” It could be briefly paraphrased. “Bad company ruins good morals.” Though the Christian school is not perfect, the benefit of Christian friends in a nurturing atmosphere will prove to be a positive influencer.
- Every teacher your son or daughter has should be worthy of imitation, because she will be imitated. Luke 6:40 “The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”
- A Christ-centered education is the only source of true wisdom. Colossians 2:3 “In whom [Jesus Christ] are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
- We are warned to avoid being corrupted by secular philosophy. Colossians 2:8 “Beware lest any man spoil