No matter what our spiritual heritage, an overarching freedom we have as home educating families is the freedom of expressing our ideas to our children. We may impart what we think about the world, our place in it, whether there is a God and our place before God, what our purpose is in life and how we relate to others.
We can mull over these questions when we’re getting up in the morning, making our meals or walking down the street. We can hear the hearts of our children and what they question. We can become fellow seekers, knowing that we’ll never know everything we’d like to know, but we can always ask, have the freedom to pursue it and continue to share in the grace we’ve been given.
On celebration days like Easter, we share of the story of Jesus knowing that this day is more central to Christian faith than even Christmas. That it was this day that bought our freedom, and sustains it. It’s the reason we choose to live in grace, take our freedom and grant it to each other.
It’s days like these I am thankful that God’s work of freedom and grace allows us to weave freedom and grace into our families. I raise my glass to grace and freedom!
I’d be remiss not to quote the Bible directly:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, They are new every morning, new every morning, Great is Thy faithfulness.