“How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: (Prov. 6:9-10)”
Wake up! Arise and prepare for battle! … Perhaps you weren’t even aware that we’re in a war! If we simply observe the state of the city, state of the state, state of the union, state of our world, we’d understand that we have a serious enemy–Satan. The army of God must organize and assemble because when we do, in Christ we are a force to be reckoned with… “What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who[can be] against us (Rom. 8:31).” Indeed, if God is for us, we should have no cause to even worry about who is against us!
Wake up! Our alarm clock went off long ago… but we’re yet hitting the snooze button. Just a little more sleep, a little more slumber… We must watch (stay alert) AND pray (Luke 21:36)! The recent events in the California schools are horrific and past perverted on so many levels. My former elementary school was recently named in several scandals involving innocent children. Now it appears they are replacing all staff members/teachers at least temporarily while they investigate–until the end of the school year. Clearly, they have consistently not placed the safety and well-being of the children as their first priority (as there were prior complaints, which were dismissed for lack of evidence). How is it that a teacher can play “secret games” with his class where he ties them up and blindfolds them and has them play “the tasting game,” where they have the unique displeasure of tasting his body fluids? And another fondle a couple of his students? This is past sickening on too many levels. They have truly disgraced the name of my elementary school. What will these children have to call: “the good ol’ days?” Can anyone say huge lawsuits… they’re already in the works.
But how does this happen during school hours? It’s well past time for parents to begin to have those conversations with their children–where they understand that there “are NO secret games,” no “our little secret,” no “just between you and me.” Any of those and similar phrases must be red flags for all children everywhere. There must be no bribes that change this for children. They must have a safe place to tell of anything that is inappropriate and know that steps will be taken to protect the child and remove the perpetrator. And they must be educated as to what inappropriate behavior is… no matter where it comes from–parents, step-parents, uncles, relatives, mentors, educators, other children, teachers, pastors, bishops, and any and everyone else.
Cameras in the classrooms, hallways and yards is only a first step. Background checks and finger printing has obviously been skipped over. As parents, we must be a part of those who monitor our schools and be alert for any changes in our child’s behavior. Who’s holding the radar gun and why have so many escaped it? Let’s face it. The whole system is broken and is destroying our children. And we wonder why so many are confused about their gender. Home schooling is looking more & more attractive. I’m glad my child attended a Christian school of approximately 30 students, with several staff members watching and looking out for the children, all of whom I know personally. There were no one-on-one situations with the children. What’s REALLY going on today?
One can chase a thousand, and two can put ten thousand to flight (Deut. 32:30). It’s time we get the devil out of our schools and realize that this is simply one consequence of boxing God out! We must be plugged in and involved. I’ve raised mine… and she’ll be receiving her Master’s in Education in 3 months (proud mom). But I am willing to roll up my sleeves and be a part of the solution to save this generation of children.
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