To the Parents
I bet you can clearly remember the day these
graduates were born; you remember their
first words, and then when they learned to
read–how exciting that was! If you take a
snapshot of that baby and then look at this
graduate sitting before us, you realize in an
instant that time doesn’t stand still . And just
as fast as this time has passed, the next season in their life will be here soon . From babyhood to graduation, you have purposed to
give them the best. As your theme verse in
Romans suggests, and as I said to your graduates, this is also not the time for you as parents to lag in diligence, but to serve the Lord,
fervent in spirit, as you take these children
through the next milestone in their lives .
This is not the time to quit teaching your
student . I am here to say if you can teach a
child through eighth grade, you can continue
to teach through high school . If God has convicted you to home educate your children
when they were young, and you believe He
was speaking truth to you when they were
young, why would that change? The truth of
God’s Word does not change over time. As
His truth doesn’t change, so our conviction
to follow that truth should remain the same .
God’s resources of strength and wisdom remain the same, so we should continue trusting Him for the future .
You can rejoice in hope for where you are
To the Family and Friends
heading, therefore, you can be patient in
tribulation (and believe me, there will be
some trying times as you probably well know)
knowing that God is behind you all the way.
Not only is He behind you; He is ahead of you
preparing the way for each new step. Parents,
I know the joy you feel at this milestone, and
I also know the fear you could be feeling for
the future. I am encouraging you to cast all
your cares on the Lord for He cares for you,
and, you can do all things—even teaching
high school—through Christ Who strength-
ens you . Congratulation, parents, for coming
this far and thank you, Lord, for leading us
to this milestone .
To all of you who support these children
and families, I am so blessed to see you here
celebrating with them. Homeschooling is a
difficult venture for some and one that requires total commitment. So, I admonish
you to continue supporting these families
with your love and kind words and deeds.
You help make this journey of homeschooling smoother by your loving support . As the
Romans passage said, we can all be instant
in prayer, and I know these families would
be blessed to know you are praying for them
as they continue the journey.
We can all lift each other up and support each other. Now is the time to rally
together and help each other. Those who
have homeschooled for a while, you are
From babyhood to graduation,
you have purposed to give them the best.