ARROWS IN THE HANDS
Some have asked, “Why Arrow?”
“Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.” (Psalm 127:4)
Children are from the Lord.
They’re arrows. And we’re the warriors.
These arrows we carve, shape, and balance are going to journey far beyond our reach. They’re what God is going to use tomorrow.
By God’s grace, they’ll be part of the Church on the offense, against whom the gates of hell won’t be able to stand. They can storm the enemy’s stronghold, rescue those bound in darkness, bring the light and freedom of Jesus to those in sin’s chains.
This is God’s call on our children, as the nations rage. This is God’s call on our little bit nighty Xavier Arrow Strong.
And, this shaping and the aiming is the call on you and me.
I desire for Jono and I to be parents who will train their children in God’s ways. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.
Children are a huge responsibility and we feel the weight of that often, it’s a responsibility and blessing that we will never take for granted. A responsibility to prepare each arrow. It’s about straightening what’s a little crooked. Sanding the rough spots. Sharpening the point. Adjusting the feathers. Dedicating time to target practice. It’s making sure this arrow understands its purpose, the reason it will someday be set free in flight.
We aren’t the creator of our arrows and they are not created for show or display. Not for our glory. And not to remain in our quivers forever.
Our children are with us for a season. A season in which minutes are an eternity, and yet years seem to be the blink of an eye.
The journey we each take, needs strength, time and our attention. However, the destination at the end of our flight is what we need to give the focus to.
We pray each of our boys learn to see their eternal home as their ultimate target.
Our boys, our arrows.
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