Noteworthy: From the editors

By Julia Ekstrom  ·  Jul 21, 2021

August is here. With its arrival, adults and children turn their minds to the upcoming school year. Whether the children in your life are home-schooled, private-schooled, or public-schooled, preparing children for school goes beyond class schedules, lesson plans, and purchasing school supplies and clothes! God’s Word is clear about the role Christian adults take in shaping the next generation: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Regardless of where the children in your life are educated, your job is clear: pray daily for the children in your life, for your children’s friends, and educators (even if it’s you!); read the Bible with them; and keep communication lines open so, when your student hears something that contradicts the Bible, you can discuss God’s perspective. Remember, no matter where you choose to plant your children for their education, they should “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). May we—adults and children alike—be salt and light in this dark world.