Children our reward
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.” – Psalms 127:3-5
Too often children are seen as liabilities rather than assets. But the Bible calls children “a gift from the Lord,” a reward. We can learn valuable lessons from their inquisitive minds and trusting spirits. Those who view children as a distraction or nuisance should instead see them as an opportunity to shape the future. We dare not treat children as an inconvenience when God values them so highly. (Life Application Study Bible.)
Just spoke to a friend having challenges with kids. Yes, I know there are of you are saying that does not apply to me. Remember this we were all kids. Many times we forget where we come from. Some of us come from good and then there many that come from though households. The point I am trying to make is no matter who we are we can make a difference. I have friends that don’t have kids, yet they influence my kids. Their mere presence and actions affect them. That’s what I mean when I say everyone can make a difference.
The second thing you can do is make an effort to be actively involved in making a difference in children lives. My sister looks after two boys that lost both parents. She fetches them from an orphanage weekends and impacts there lives. Filling her Quiver with kids to influence. One does have to make a conscious decision to make a difference in society.
The other thing one can do is impact struggling parents or people that are involved with kids, assisting them to be more complete, so that they, in turn, can influence their world, laying the foundations for a better environment.
I was replying to a comment yesterday, the basis where this should come from is “love.” It fits right in with the above. If we approach everything with love, it would be easy to influence our worlds.
“Lord, I pray for all that influence the children of the world. May they make right decisions. Amen.”