Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another arrow in the quiver

My wife and I received news today from our #3 child Jennifer that she and her husband Tim are expecting! This is their first baby, and our fifth grandchild.

I'm so proud!

I was thinking about the high view of children presented in the Bible. Psalm 127 says,
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court (Psalm 127:3-5, TNIV).
I feel so blessed by God to have a growing quiver of children and grandchildren. We have four kids of our own, three of whom are married, and now all three married couples have been blessed with children.

Lord, watch over this little life and let your eye be upon him or her throughout the coming months and years. As Hannah prayed in 1 Samuel 1:28, may this child's whole life be given over to you for your honor and glory!

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