By Carolyn Martin (CHEC Director of Government Relations)
What Will You Sacrifice?
Recently, I heard a gentleman speak about the danger of claiming a belief in God without living a life in obedience to God (Matthew 7:21). He challenged us with this question — do our lives reflect our belief in God? When I ponder the life of Jesus, I am struck by how His life was marked by continual suffering and sacrifice. Yet, in the time we live in, how many are willing to sacrifice to perform our duty as citizens of both heaven and earth?
I believe this legislative session the majority in the legislature will build on their success of passing laws that squeeze the middle class and push a social justice agenda. As Christian homeschoolers there is much to be concerned about. While the Supreme Court of the United States contemplates state laws that limit abortion, the leaders in Colorado seek to enshrine into law the killing of babies in the womb at all stages of development. In 2020, we saw a majority of legislators label a set of bills that upheld family values and parental rights as the “slate of hate.” Couple their lack of support for parents and traditional values along with the changes happening in the public school system and the growth of homeschooling, and it becomes vital we willingly sacrifice to ensure we can freely educate our children at home without government intrusion. Small changes, like tracking our students, and larger changes, like home educator certification, parental background checks, or home visits by mandatory reports, should be seen as threats to a parent’s fundamental authority to direct the upbringing and education of their children and should demand severe pushback from the homeschool community.
What are you willing to sacrifice to see liberty sustained for the future?
Consider engaging in these critical areas:
Law Making – Make your voice heard!
- Prayer – join the Colorado Homeschool Freedom Team
- CHEC Meet Your Legislator Day (February 17th)
- CHEC Homeschool Day at the Capitol (April 22nd)
Be ready to act if a bill to limit our freedom is introduced!
Elections – Ensure you are represented by Godly men and women!
- Participate in the caucus on March 1st (Watch this video.)
- Get involved in a campaign (contact me and let’s talk!)
Much more could be said about each of these areas. If you need further assistance, please reach out to me!
Trusting in the mighty power and grace of Jesus,
Carolyn Martin, CHEC Director of Government Relations