Friday, December 18, 2009

Enough Is Enough

I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. Have you heard about the 8-year old boy in Massachusetts who drew a stick-figure of Jesus on the Cross? The class assignment was to draw a picture relating to Christmas. When the teacher saw his drawing, she immediately summoned the office. Not only was the boy suspended from school, but he was also required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. This is no joke; It is all over the news. How much more of this can we Christians stand? Even if you are not a Christian, what did the boy do wrong? He followed the instructions of the teacher to the letter. He drew a picture based on his belief of Christmas. Would it have been o.k. if he had drawn a mythical character such as Santa or an elf? I guess our freedom of speech and expression doesn't apply if it involves Jesus. What an absolute shame.

As a public educator, I am appalled at what has happened to that precious child. No wonder so many parents are home-schooling their children. We really should not be surprised about this, as Jesus warned us that we would be persecuted for His name's sake. But it still is almost unbelievable. Christmas is about Santa, elves, reindeer, and such. But that is not all it is about. The true meaning of Christmas is Christ. And that 8-year old boy showed a great deal of maturity and understanding (even more than the teacher and principal of the school). If Bailey had drawn that at her school, I would have been very proud of her. And knowing her school teachers and principal, they would have been proud of her too. Enough is enough!

I Corinthians 10:31 says, "Whether ye therefore eat or drink or do whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

Father, bless that 8-year old child who loves you enough to show everybody. Teach us to be more like that. In Jesus name, Amen.
UPDATE: The school is now denying that they suspended the boy. But read the story yourself. It sounds like they are trying to cover-up.


  1. That Baby did exactly what god asked him to do. "Profess me before all man and your reward shall be heaven and eternity" weather it be by words or picture , he just reserved his spot in heaven . Its wrong what they are doing but I dont feel one bit sorry for him because he just glorified God and they are the ones who will suffer.God .. continue to touch his heart and give him wisdom Praise God and Amen !

  2. Yes it is. Very true what you have written. Have a blessed weekend!! Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you, Allen. I am putting the link on my FB page! This is so sad.

    PS Merry Christmas to you and your family and God's Blessings!!!

  4. I saw this on the Glenn Beck show and I wasn't surprised this happened at all. Our schools have become havens for Christian hating teachers and administrations.

    I wonder if someone drew Mohammed, or Buddha or President Obama that their parents would be told to have the child psychologically evaluated.

    Good for that child, like Donna said he was doing what the gospel commands us to do, and that is profess His name!