5 Takeaways for Homeschoolers from the Story of Jesus’ Birth

The story of Jesus’ birth is hands down the best story ever told. This miraculous story fills us with life and hope, and many people can’t hear it without taking something away with them. There’s something for everyone. Even homeschoolers! Here are 5 takeaways for homeschool parents:

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Verse: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. –John 3:16

Takeaway: It all began with love. Love is the force that can drive our homeschools forward. Approach each day with a love for teaching and an appreciation for the ability to provide a home education. Let this love be heard in your voice and seen on your face.

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Verse: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. –Luke 2:7

Takeaway: Mary didn’t have the opportunity to care for her baby in the comfort of a guest house; yet, it didn’t stop her from meeting her baby’s needs. She kept Him warm and snuggled by wrapping Him in clothing items that she had on hand. And no crib? No problem. She grabbed an animals’ feeding box and gently placed her baby inside. Talk about improvising!  Every homeschool parent has the opportunity to meet his or her children’s educational needs. Never feel limited. There are educational resources all around – nature, museums, public libraries, the internet, etc. Don’t mope around wishing and waiting for what you don’t have; be creative and make the most of what you do have.

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Verse: For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. –Isaiah 9:6

Takeaway: It’s easy to get caught up in providing for your children’s educational needs and totally miss their emotional and spiritual needs. Jesus is our example of the perfect counselor. With all the responsibilities each school day brings, let’s not forget to listen to our children’s hearts and guide them in the right direction.

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Verse: And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. –John 1:14

Takeaway: Grace is loving and caring for those who don’t deserve it. To homeschool successfully, you must be full of grace. Grace keeps you writing that lesson plan when your child is in a state of rebellion. Grace keeps you arising early every morning although your child complains, works lazily, or shows little or no appreciation. Remembering God’s grace toward us will help us extend grace to our children.

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Verse:  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. –Matthew 1:21

Takeaway: Jesus sacrificed His life. Homeschool parents sacrifice their time and many other things. Whenever you’re feeling burned out or discouraged, take a break and remember that all great accomplishments involve sacrifice, and huge sacrifices yield huge rewards.

 

Wishing you tidings of comfort and joy,
Angel

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