It really bugs me when people say things like “we need Jesus back in schools” or “things would be better if we put prayer back in schools”. I mean hearing these comments and others like them really strikes a nerve with me.
I am a CHRISTIAN, a Christ-follower! I am a born-again believer. Meaning that I believe that Jesus died on the cross for ALL my sins. And I now have a relationship with Him. We are bound together in a covenant relationship. He lives within me.
I will be happy to answer or explain this to anyone who has genuine questions regarding the previous paragraph.
But back to the point.
Every time I enter into my children’s school Jesus goes with me. He will never leave me or forsake me. So I cannot keep Him locked in my car while I walk my kids to class, or pick them up early…where I go He goes. Every time a Christian enters a school Christ is already there! We cannot keep Him out. Not even if we tried.
And then there is the part on prayer…no one can stop me from praying at my kid’s school! It may be regulated how I pray…not too loudly to disturb students, not with force, or other ways that would break the law. However I am free to speak to God in my heart EVERY TIME I cross the threshold of the school building.
So please stop telling people that God and prayer are not allowed in our schools. These comments may hinder someone. We as Christians need to stand together and pray for the people who are in the schools where our children go. We need to pray for the administration, teachers, lunch ladies, custodians, bus drivers, service men and women, everyone that comes in contact with our children!
So I am making it my personal mission this year to put prayer back in schools. Meaning every time I walk in the doors of the school I will pray! I will pray for my kids, their classmates, other students, administration, teachers, and everyone who walks the hallways at their school.
I will take Jesus to school and I will pray there too.