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It’s almost time for the school year to start. If you’re sending your baby to school for the very first time, trust me, they’re coming home a different person. If you’re sending your baby off to college for the very first time, trust me, they’re coming home a different person. The world is going to influence your baby in ways you may not like, so now is the time to influence them at home as to self-discipline and the consequences of disobedience.

In today’s world, children have to make tough decisions at an early age and most are not prepared to do so. You’re not being a busybody wanting to know about your child’s friends, who their teacher is, or what they’re involved in at school. If your child is hiding these things from you, it’s a warning sign the world has your child.

Teacher: “Johnny, why are you doing your math problems on the floor?” Johnny: “You said we had to do our multiplication without using tables.” Teacher: “Glen, how do you spell crocodile?” Glen: “K-R-O-K-D-I-A-L” Teacher: “No, that’s wrong.” Glen: “Maybe it’s wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.” Teacher: “Maria, go to the map and find North America.” Maria: Pointing at the map, “Here it is.” Teacher: “Correct ... now class, who discovered America?” Class: “Maria!” Teacher: “Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?” Donald: “HIJKLMNO” Teacher: “What? Where did you get that from?” Donald: “Yesterday you said it was H to O!”

A 15-year-old boy submitted the following school prayer for your consideration of adoption in this year’s curriculum. “Now I sit me down in school where praying is against the rule; for this great nation under God, finds mention of Him very odd. If scripture now the class recites, it violates the Bill of Rights; and any time my head I bow, becomes a federal matter now. Our hair can be purple, orange, or green, that’s no offense, it’s a freedom scene; the law is specific, the law is precise, prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice. For praying in a public hall might offend someone with no faith at all; in silence alone we must meditate, God’s name is prohibited by the state. We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks, and pierce our noses, tongues, and cheeks; they’ve outlawed guns, but first the Bible, to quote the good book makes me liable. We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen and the unwed daddy, our Senior King; it’s inappropriate to teach right from wrong, we’re taught that such judgments do not belong. We can get our condoms and birth controls, study witchcraft, vampires, and totem poles; but the Ten Commandments are not allowed, no word of God must reach this crowd. It’s scary here I must confess, when chaos reigns the school’s a mess; So, Lord, this silent plea I make, should I be shot, my soul please take. Amen.”

[Proverbs 22: 1-6, 15] The song, “How Shall The Young Secure Their Hearts?” by Isaac Watts is inspired by Psalm 119:9 “How shall the young secure their hearts, and guard their lives from sin? Thy Word the choicest rules imparts, to keep the conscience clean. ’Tis like the sun, a heavenly light; that guides us all the day; and through the dangers of the night, a lamp to lead our way. Thy Word is everlasting truth; how pure is every page! That holy book shall guide our youth; and well supply our age.”

I think all parents, including myself, wish they could do it all over again armed with the wisdom and experience we now have. What I can do, though, is help keep the church strong in the truth of God’s Word, and teach it to all who will listen.

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. Email him at twbonham@hotmail.com. Find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 

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