Scary to be a Christian in Public School?

People who aren’t Christians think we’re overreacting to the worldwide negativity toward our faith.  From major atrocities like Christians beingimg_3362 beheaded, to minor things like my son’s Christmas program now being called a Winter Concert, we can become disheartened.

I thought some might like to hear a positive story.  My son made this cross in Sunday school this week.  I thought it was really cool.  To my surprise, he put it on as he got ready for school on Monday.

My husband was understandably concerned.  You hear stories about kids getting in trouble for less.  He wasn’t sure that was allowed in public school these days.  I told him that I had seen teachers in his school district wearing cross necklaces, so I thought it would be okay.

I was concerned too, but for a different reason.  What if he was made fun of?  I mean, the cross looked huge on his little body.  My concern was that he would have a bad experience sharing his faith at such a young age, and it would make him reluctant to do so again.

But, I thought, I am not going to discourage him from doing this.  It’s a wonderful thing that he wants to!  So, I told him I thought it was great, and prayed for the best.

That evening, I asked if anyone had said anything about his cross.  He said that some people asked him where he got it.  He told them he made it at church.  The teacher’s aide in his class told him she liked it!  It all worked out far better than I could have imagined.

Philippians 4:6  “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”

 

6 thoughts on “Scary to be a Christian in Public School?”

  1. I love this. I’m glad he got positive feedback. My daughter is very concerned when people “take God’s name in vain” at school (she’s 10). I’ve had to tell her that not everyone will think the same you do and you’re going to have to be ok with that (Let God handle that).

  2. As a foreight who spent have of my schooling in Haiti I was so confused and surprised to hear that ppl weren’t allowed to pray in school it’s just the weirdest thing to me …

  3. That’s awesome! We shouldn’t be afraid to show our faith even if there are negative consequences. The Bible says we’ll be persecuted: it’s part of being a Christian.

    1. I know you are right. I am not proud of the fact that I hesitated or worried about it. But, it was the truth, so I figured I would share it. I am sure I would have felt very convicted if I had talked him out of wearing it.

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