As I think of Father’s Day I thought of the great privilege of raising children. I thought of how God allows us to raise children as a way to impact the world with the gospel message. Check out this passage of Scripture:
Psalm 127:3-5 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Let me share with you a few thoughts that I have when I read these verses. I hope it will motivate you to take very seriously what you are doing as parents.
An arrow is a long distance weapon. So our children extend our ministry!
They go the way we send them.
They carry our shaping and training!
People see, feel, and hear our attitudes in our children.
Our children will do what we think is important!
An arrow is an offensive weapon so our children are weapons against Satan and sin!
Arrows are a silent weapon!
The arrow is a penetrating weapon so it will go long and get behind enemy lines!
The arrow symbolizes power and action!
What a blessing to be a dad! Now that God has given such an important gift the question is how are you using your gift? There is no greater gift that we could be given! We are blessed to be dads!
How are you shaping and training your children? Remember it is more caught than taught! What example are you giving them?
How are you preparing them to be used of God?
It is an awesome thing to be a dad but even more it is an awesome responsibility!