Today’s devotional in Our Daily Bread, like all of their devotionals, was exceptional. It occurred to me that perhaps others who do not get that publication would be interested. It can be found at:
Entitled A Firm Foundation, Dave Brannon tells how his granddaughter learned to tell the make and model of automobiles before she was two years of age. That is remarkable and reading how her father taught her is interesting.
The lesson that Mr. Brannon emphasized was the importance of teaching our children right things early on because they are able to learn so much so easily.
We are told to do this in the scriptures:
These words which I command you . . . you shall teach them diligently to your children. —Deuteronomy 6:6-7
In recent events, candidate Rick Santorum has made what I think is an accurate and excellent point. Mr. Brannon’s experience is an example of how education can begin early on if parents take the time.
It is a parent’s responsibility to educate their children. It is not the government’s job,” Santorum said. “We have sort of lost focus here a little bit.- Rick Santorum
The time spent with a child, if used to teach wholesome ideals and values, is well-spent. I have never heard a parent say that they spent too much time with their children.
Parents who accept the responsibility of educating their children by homeschooling and who are truly committed to the job have had amazing results.
Early on, parents were pretty much, on their on. Today there is a support system and a network that enables families to accomplish so much more than children are receiving in public and even private school settings.