I recently signed up for the Homeschool email newsletter at
Alpha Omega Publications (they produce Swtiched on Schoolhouse, Lifepacs, etc). I get at least one of their emails a day in my inbox .. and although I don’t have a lot of time to read these daily homeschooling devotionals, I do skim over it before deleting.
Today’s devotional was very insightful, so I am sharing it here with you,
I was on my daily walk and trying to organize my thoughts for a long homeschooling day. I stopped to observe the sunrise in the spring sky, and noticed a large flock of geese heading north. Captivated by the sight, I laid down on the ground to watch their movements. Watching them fly in their traditional V shape, I observed the lead goose as he dropped back to find a new spot in the formation. The goose that had been directly behind him assumed the lead, and the entire group continued flying. Twice more, I saw the same process take place before the flock was completely out of sight.
Reflecting on what I had just seen, I knew God had spoken to my heart with a new homeschooling philosophy. Since I didn’t have the energy or the wisdom, God’s divine plans for my children’s education included others besides me. Sometimes God moved my husband into the lead position to teach art, physical education, or life skills in mechanics and carpentry. Other times, God provided homeschooling friends to share their expertise in a particular subject during a co-op homeschool group lesson. God even allowed me to drop back and catch my breath with field trips supervised by Grandpa and Grandma and high school tutors for biology and chemistry labs. Although I was ultimately in charge of my children’s education, I found great relief in God’s occasional provision of a new lead goose.
Great analogy – hope you are as inspired by it as I am!