Perhaps if we’d ever name our homeschool, we’d settle on metamorpho, the Greek word for “be transformed” that Paul used when he penned,
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)
Somehow metamorpho bundles together the vast bouquet of who’s, what’s, where’s, when’s, how’s and why’s that Ryan and I desire to teach our children. In short, our home-school objectives are: Love God and Be Like Him! If we can teach our children to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord, to heed His Word, to love Him and so become like Him, we will thank the Lord with humble hearts.
Here’s our simple plan to keep us single-hearted as we go.
1. The glorious deeds of the Lord (what God has done in our lives)
2. The might of God (the nature of God)
3. The wonders God has done (what God has done in history)
4. The testimony and law of God (how God wants us to live)
So that they (our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on throughout time):
1. Should set their hope in God
2. Not forget the works of God (which is the basis of their trust in Him)
3. Keep His commandments (the life they will live because of their trust in God)
(Thank you, Noel Piper, for explaining these timeless Psalm 78 directives in Treasuring God in Our Traditions. You’ve helped to clarify our hearts’ desire!)