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Looking into the darkness of German society

The last visit that we had with Helez we could not give him much hope in a positive court ruling.

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Our lawyer put it this way: ‘I have experienced that the social services and the lawyers of the children are against the parents. That even the judges are against them, though, I never experienced.’

It looked like a hopeless situation!

That Monday evening we were sitting by the phone waiting for Helez’s weekly 10 minute call. Since it did not come we called the head of his institution. He then told us that Helez had taken off from school. They had found his satchel there. Half an hour later the police showed up on our property, asking if Helez had arrived yet. I was looking into the darkness of the night, wondering where he was and praying… but happy to know that he was on his way home. Just an hour later he showed up and we rejoiced!

We are so thankful to have our son back home with us, as a forerunner for the other children. We are especially thankful for how the anointing of the Holy Spirit, revealed in the Holy Bible, teaches us to train our children.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

When the unexpected day came that the children were taken, we parents could not have direct influence on our children’s lives any more. Whatever we had put into them was there and whatever we had missed to pass on, was not there. We could see our lacks, but really the children proved, in those difficult circumstances, that they were just that: they did not depart from the way that they were trained in. They are not perfect in their behavior, but their hearts are turned to their parents.

From Yerushah, wife Caleb David

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Helez, the boy who ran away twice from foster care to his home, between his parents on the sofa, Yerushah and Caleb David. Behind them, the rest of their children.

Read more about the Schüle family.

 

This is what we have been trying to say:

If you love your children, you will discipline them for disobedience and disrespect. This discipline liberates the child from the forces too strong for him that make him so unhappy and demanding that he is never satisfied for long. This discipline is the beginning of the development of true character. This discipline is love, and the child naturally, intuitively, interprets it as love.

He naturally and unavoidably interprets the lack of discipline for what it is: hatred.

Whoever spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. (Proverbs 13:24)

The love we have shown our children in raising them, educating them, meeting their every need, and disciplining them, is why they strive to return home. They know they are loved at home, not  yelled at, belittled, beaten, and mocked. All these things they have come to know, as other German school children know them, too.

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They learned about them after having been forced at gun point out of their homes and into public schools. Why does a nation have to use force to get its children into its schools? If you don’t think it does, keep yours at home and find out!

 

Read about a nation that has spared the rod: “A generation of monsters?

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Title (Swedish): How Children Took Power