The Greatest Knowledge
Who am I to rear the young
And wisdom to impart?
Where do I look to find my help.
From whence does knowledge start?
When I was young my mind was closed
To all the world around me
Survival I was focused on
For fear so oft surround me
But now I’ve learned a precious truth
That many do not know
That knowledge comes from God Himself
Who guides our paths to go
Do I then need a doctorate
To learn from my Creator?
To teach the keys of peace of mind
A wisdom far much greater?
Than all the universities
That man has ever known
From ancient Greek philosophers
To science theories shown
That keep the God who gave us life
Out of our children’s reach
And made their minds turn from His words
And from the One who’ll teach
The road to life, by one who cares
Who prays for them each day
To teach her children words of life
To pass along the way
For what good is worldly knowledge
When a heart is turned to stone
He’s like a restless wanderer
Who makes his way alone
A sheep without a shepherd
A heart that has no rest
Can still be given lively hope
By one who knows them best
And that one is mom herself
E’en though without degree
We bow to Him who loves them most
To give them eyes to see
That they have One beside them
To walk with every day
And this knowledge is much greater than
Mere texts that fade away
~Diane Stewart 1992
For more information on homeschooling, please see The Seven Truths of Homeschooling.