[今日經文 Today’s Reading: 彌迦書 Micah 1-4]
新的學期開始了，所有的孩子們終於可以實體回到了學校。很多家長都為孩子可以返校而鬆了口氣，但我們知道他們每天上哪座“山”嗎？對於大多數人（大約90%，包括大多數基督徒孩童）來說，他們正在登上世界之山，學習世界的思想，最終成為世界的俘虜。願彌迦的異象（和以賽亞書 2:2-4）給我們希望，有一天所有的孩子都會登耶和華的山，學習上帝的道，走在祂的路上！因為教誨必出於錫安來而不是世界上的精英學校。由於 COVID-19，上帝給了許多孩子機會和鼓勵，讓他們每天去登耶和華的山-透過基督教學校或在家教育接受以聖經為基礎的教育，。
In the midst of Judah’s darkest times, Micah showed us a bright picture of the latter days: God will establish His temple on the highest of the mountains and many nations will rally together and say “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord”! The goal of ascending the mountain will be to learn God’s ways and to walk in His paths.
A new semester has begun, and all children are finally physically back to their schools. Many parents are relieved that their children can be back to school, but do we know which “mountain” they are going up to everyday? Approximately 90% of the children in America (including most of the children in Christian homes) are going up to the mountain of the world to learn the world’s ideas and to end up a captive of the world. May the vision of Micah (and Isaiah 2:2-4) give us hope that one day all children will go up to the mountain of the Lord to learn from God’s ways and to walk in His paths! “For out of Zion shall go forth the law” (Isaiah 2:3), not out of the elite schools of the world. Because of COVID-19, God has given many children the opportunity and encouragement to go up to the mountain of the Lord everyday by obtaining a biblically-based education at Christian schools or at home.
Let us not just go up to the mountain of the LORD by ourselves but rather let us encourage others to go with us: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD to the house of the God of Jacob [EVERYDAY]!”
Prayer: Dear Lord, May you awaken more Christian parents and churches to go up to the mountain of LORD with our children[EVERYDAY], in Jesus name, Amen!