The Triumphal Entry
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away." This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
"Say to the Daughter of Zion,
'See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'"
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
"Hosanna to the Son of David!"
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"
"Hosanna in the highest!"
I'm re-reading this post at a very tough time. Because of many factors, but I feel especially because of our choice to be a single-income homeschool family, we might very well be called to give up our house. Please pray for my husband to find a job very, very soon. We can school in a 2-bedroom apartment, but we'd rather not.
Thank you so much for this beautiful reflection!
It gives me SUCH HOPE and JOY as a homeschooling mother of ten who has definitely seen some of those difficult times that you mention.
I just love what you say about having faith and being obedient to the Lord and then leaving the rest to HIM...TRUSTING that He will use it for HIS PURPOSE!
Thanks and God bless...you have a marvelous website here!
I have to keep reminding myself that giving up "my" lifestyle and "my" time and "my" money is only for a season. OK, so I lost my "donkey" (time, lifestyle, money). But what I've gained is knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am at least attempting to serve God and my children (I'm not always successful).
Best post I've read on the hardest part of homeschooling...letting loose my grip and trusting God. Homeschooling is truly a sanctification tool! Thanks for the encouragement.
Encouraging post! Homeschooling is not always easy and there will still be problems, but we have a high calling from the Lord.
Great post, Lee. I've been hsing eight years, and it's just been in the past year that I've realized the Lord called us to hs because of what He can teach ME, not what I can teach my kids. Of course, He's teaching them in His own way, but that part of it doesn't have anything to do with me, if that makes sense!
Sometimes, I post something that really strikes the heart of my readers. An old post I had about measuring character qualities other than academic ones, was one of those posts.