Charlene Notgrass and Dena Russell

Homeschooling parents have the opportunity to use the created world around us to teach children about God. Romans 1:20 says that God’s creation reveals His eternal power and divine nature to us.

For since the creation of the world
His invisible attributes,
that is, His eternal power
and divine nature, 
have been clearly perceived, 
being understood
by what has been made.
Romans 1:20 NASB

One of the greatest blessings of homeschooling is the opportunity to point out the wonder of God’s creation all around us. We can plant a seed and watch it grow, see a mother robin feed her babies, and take notice of the beautiful geometry of a snowflake.

The wise homeschooling mama knows that education extends far beyond books on a kitchen table. She knows that it is okay to lay those books aside and go outside. She doesn’t try to tack on outdoor activities after the “school day” is over, but makes those outdoor activities part of their school day. Days at the beach on vacation can count as school. A walk in the park or a visit to the zoo can count as school, too.

Our heavenly Father is taking care of many things. Year after year, He clothes the ermine and the snowshoe hare and the rock ptarmigan. He clothes us and feeds us and loves us. He knows what He is doing. We can rest in His wise, intelligent, and loving care.

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