Monday, 17 December 2012


I feel like I should write a bit more about yesterday's post. Not a retraction, because I do believe what I said, but a disclaimer, because I believe so much more than that.

First off, I do really believe homeschooling is the best, if not only legitimate, choice for education. But it was wrong to imply that all children would be safe if they stayed at home. Of course there are accidents, murders, robberies, and even misguided SWAT intrusions of homes. But at least a parent who was there with his child could honestly know that he was doing all he could to protect his child, instead of hoping that someone else did.

Also, the world as we know it is a sad, sick place. Yes, God made it "very good," but sin entered, and then death, and it just went downhill from there. We are ALL 'evil' - not just those who go out and start shooting at people - and the only way to eradicate evil is to be wash it away in the blood of the Lamb. The dude in CT let go of self-control; I do the same multiple times in a day. His loss of control resulted in death, whereas mine results in obesity or hurt feelings or what-have-you. The difference is in kind, not degree.

The only way any of us can have any sense of joy or happiness is through God's graciousness towards us (saint and sinner alike). He gives good gifts to point us towards Himself.

It is only when we accept the drawing of God and yield ourselves to His will that we can be, not safe, but secure.  We know that all things work together for our good, and nothing can snatch us out of His hand.

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