I think sometimes we get caught up in the drudgery of every other subject that we feel we must teach as homeschoolers. We want our kids to have a well-rounded education. But as I watched my son this morning, I thought to myself that even if he learned nothing else but the word of the Lord, our school is successful. He is developing good study habits of the Word of God. He enjoys searching for answers and digesting what we are taught within the pages of scripture. That means we have been successful. He is learning to put God first, and I can’t think of anything that is more important to learn than that.
Though we need to know many other things while on our journey here on earth, the most important education is the one that will place our feet within Christ’s footsteps. Learning about God and His Will, will have eternal significance. It will help to lead my son back to the Father.
I know that while God helps us to learn all things, it really pleases Him when we make learning about Him, a priority. It also makes our day go better. Our focus is on what is truly important. We then are able to do better with the rest of the things we are trying to learn that day.
I know that the next time someone asks me what we are learning on our school, I want to remember to say that first and foremost, we are learning about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Everything else is just extra.