In prophetically describing Jerusalem, Ezekiel declares:
“And the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The LORD is there.'”” Ezekiel 48:35b NASB
In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about school violence. We’ve cried for gun control. We’ve cried for arming teachers. We’ve blamed parents, video games, gun laws. We’ve made theologically incorrect statements such as this is a result of taking God out of schools. We’ve held protests and debated endlessly.
But what if we, as Christians, stop blaming and stop accusing (which is the work of the devil) and start declaring. What if we began to look at our schools and say, “God is There.” What if we did a prayer walk around our schools, declaring “The LORD is There.”
What if we stopped looking for a solution and became the solution? What if we declared “The Lord God is There.” And then prophetically fulfilled our prophecy by taking the God in us to school.
What if Christians volunteered to proctor exams at their local schools? God would be there to usher in peace.
What if Christians volunteered to mentor young people in the schools? God would be there to usher in wisdom.
What if Christians volunteered to read to a child? God would be there to love a child.
What if Christians volunteered to file papers? God would be there to bring rest to a weary teacher.
God has not abandoned public schools because a few laws were enacted. God is There! Let us join Him.