Thursday, June 3, 2010

Children Are Like Arrows

This is the passage that you will see painted on the balcony if you walk in the front doors of the Children's Center on the Pelham Road campus:

"Children are a gift from the LORD; 
they are a reward from him.
Children born to a young man
are like arrows in a warrior's hands.
How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!"
Psalm 127:3-5

How are children like arrows?  Here are some thoughts, from a post on The Resurgence blog
  1. Need to be carefully made.  Someone, or some thing, will shape them.  It is just a matter of who or what.
  2. Weapons of war.  God wants to use them to advance His kingdom and gospel, but this will not come easy.
  3. Go where we can't.  There is potential for a huge future impact.  When you shape a child, you not only bless him but you are also helping to shape every person that that child will interact with.
  4. Should obediently go.  Character issues are rooted in disobedience, and disobedience is rooted in being proud and self-centered.  Children cannot lead unless they learn to willingly submit to authority. 

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