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 one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
Psalm 127:3-5b (ESV)
This is a passage that was on my mind yesterday as I spent the day with my three adult children and my son in law. I reflected on this passage and how blessed I am. All of my children have grown to be not only a blessing to me, but to everyone they come in contact with. Children truly are a heritage, reward, and a blessing.
As the next generation begins to affect the world it is an amazing thing to watch. Because, we are watching God at work in the world. As our children mature and begin their own families, God is at work in bringing the world the influence that he wants in that generation.
Generation to generation is how God carries out His will in the world. Every life has such great purpose and far reaching effects. What a blessing it is to have children. To see God doing greater things through the next generation is privaledge. If we ever wonder if God is real, all we have to do is look at our children and know that He is real. He is alive and active in the lives of those he has blessed us with.
Raising a child in a Christian home is a blessing to the child, and to those whose lives they will touch. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
© 2014 Leo J. Woodman