The road hasn’t always been easy for homeschoolers. How should we respond when trials come our way? Christopher Klicka answers that question on today’s Home School Heartbeat with Mike Smith.
Chris, a lot of the stories in your book, Home School Heroes, involved numerous setbacks for families who were doing their best to follow God. What lessons can homeschoolers learn about the role of suffering in their lives?
Well, what we found as families went through the persecution and the prosecution—they developed a tremendously deep commitment to their children. The homeschoolers that were prosecuted tended to be the ones that were most faithful in teaching their children at home. It made the homeschool movement, from the beginning, very strong. We believe in the Word of God, that says that there are going to be many afflictions but God will deliver His people out of them all. And we saw that, and experienced it firsthand across the nation, as family upon family—hundreds of families—were taken to court. Every single family was able to continue homeschooling as they were represented through HSLDA. This is nothing short of the hand of God protecting families during this time.
Thank you, Chris. Listeners, please join us next time as we look at the future of homeschooling. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.