27 October 2010
101 Reasons as to why I homeschool
In John 21:15 the word feed is translated from the same Greek term as is the feed in the 17th verse; but in the 16th verse the word feed is translated from an entirely different Greek term. In this verse the Greek does not mean simply to feed, but to protect, to shelter, to tend. The shepherd's duty is not only to feed the lambs, but also to guard them from the wolves that are seeking to devour them.
Lambs need something more than feed; they must be sheltered from the cold wind and cruel storm. Feed them ever so well, but if you expose them to the wintry storm, they will die. The storms are raging all around us. The television, internet, video games, movies, magazines, books that are uncensored by parents, peers, choices of clothing...the list goes on and on. The wolves are indeed seeking to devour them. The adversary is hard at work and seeks to destroy. As parents we are the shepherds and our children are the lambs. We need to protect, shelter, and tend to them at all times!