"As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me" (Psalm 55:16).

Receiving "the call" late at night is the dread of every parent — homeschooling or not. Our call came around 12:45 a.m. one early Saturday morning. The officer on the other end of the line told us our son was being held at the police station. As we drove to town, I was thankful our son wasn't dead or injured in a car accident. However, I knew that the discipline his father and I were planning may make him wish he was dead.

Someday there will be another call that will bring dread into the heart of every person who doesn't know Jesus Christ as Savior. Christ will come with His angels and call all the nations to come before Him in judgment (Matthew 25:31-46). Many will claim they knew Christ, but He will say, "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire" (vs. 41). All opportunity to call upon the name of the Lord and be saved (Romans 13:10) will be gone, and they will be separated from God forever (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).

Such a horrific moment should motivate everyone to tell others about the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The idea of anyone being lost for all eternity is heartbreaking. Let the Lord use you and your homeschool to reach as many as possible before that awesome and terrible day of the Lord. "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher" (Romans 10:14)?

Heavenly Father, move my heart to be the one who "brings the tidings of good news" to the lost, so they can hear of Your saving love. Give me a burden for those who are caught in the darkness of sin. Teach me how to have "beautiful feet" to go where you want me. In Jesus' name, Amen.