Who is Responsible?
“Who left their socks in the living room?” “Who didn’t shut the door?” “Who moved my keys?” Do any of these questions sound familiar? And then there is the classic answer: “It wasn’t me!” Humanity is too good at playing the blame game, and we’ve been playing it ever since the beginning. “The man said, ‘The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.’…The woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.’” Genesis 3:12,13b So, who is responsible for the current state of the world? Our country? Our state? Our families? Those are big questions, and thinking about them can be
overwhelming! But I’m not here to take part in the blame game. Rather, I’m here to encourage us to take responsibility, and that starts in our homes. Parenting is quite possibly the most difficult undertaking we will face in our lives. As difficult and as frustrating as it might be at times, God’s word is clear that the upbringing of a child is primarily the responsibility of the parents! Do we take that task seriously, and do we take responsibility for it? I praise God that I am not alone in my parenting journey. God has given me a partner, a wife, to work together with as we parent. I, and some of you, have family that is always ready to help. I have been a part of multiple churches where I could go to a pastor or church member with questions about parenting and know I'm getting wise, godly advice rooted in God’s Word. I know that when I send my children to Walnut Street Christian School,
they are sitting under the instruction of godly men and women who live and teach the truth of the gospel! Yes, we as parents are responsible for our children. And though the task may seem daunting, we need to take that responsibility seriously, understanding that that role falls primarily on us. And know that you don’t have to do it alone! Invest in the lives of your children. Get plugged into a local, Bible-believing church. And know that we at WSCS are here to support you!
Tom Krick, Principal