Interesting, isn’t it.
How as a parent you go on vacation without your children and spend lots of time thinking about them and praying for them?
Behold children are a heritage from The Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of ones youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.psalm 127:3-5
Children belong to The Lord. He graciously assigns to or shares them with the parents. These precious ones are a gift from God, chosen specifically for the parents they reside with or are given to.
What shall we do with the gifts God has given us? How honored that God would choose you specifically as the one to Love these children. He has given you a most precious and valuable gift by entrusting you with your children.
Children are a reward.
I know children are rewarding….and watching them grow and mature is very rewarding. Seeing them come into themselves is rewarding but have you thought of their very presence in your life as a reward from God to you? They are the tangible proof of God’s appreciation, the choice reward for you.
Children are arrows.
Arrows must be directed to a target. They just don’t jump out of a quiver and hit the bullseye, you must aim and send the arrow in the way it should go. A child, like an arrow, is incapable of directing themselves. The most important way to direct your arrows is to fear The Lord and walk in His ways.
Gift, reward, arrow…children.
I see a little more clearly, I understand a bit differently. I too am an arrow…not just of my parents but of my Heavenly Father. He has directed my path and sent me toward a target.
Raise up a child in the way they should go and they will not depart from it.
Clear direction, renewed purpose, ready, aim….