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.
Psalms 127: 3&4. (NLT)
I could vividly remember how some years ago, a woman came on the street half naked. I perceive the son stole one of her valuables as he often did.
With sorrow written all over her face, she pointed at him, “giving birth to you was the only evil that ever befell me in this life!” she said.
How did an arrow become a sorrow?
How did a gift from God turn a thief of joy?
How did a child that brought a million ” congratulations” start bringing a million agitations?
The Bible verses above speak volume:
- Children are God’s perfect and faultless gifts.
- Being gifts, it means the most undeserving folks could have them. (Just as God’s rain falls on both the righteous and the unrighteous)
- If an arrow misses it’s target or goes astray, whose fault would you think it is? It’s definitely not the fault of the arrow.
- Though anyone could have them, children often do well in a youthful hand and a skillful hand.
A weak hand cannot raise a strong child. It takes a strong, firm and active hand to successfully handle an arrow, which the Bible calls a child.
An arrow turns a sorrow in a “weak” hand.
In an appropriate situation, children are not meant to be raised by grandma’s. A youthful hand is required.
Some hands have unfortunately gone weak even in their 20s, 30s, 40s…..
When a child is beaten for an offence, and he or she returns the beating; the hand that beat him is an example of a weak hand. (God have mercy!)
No sane individual handles an arrow carelessly or with levity.
An arrow only goes right and hits its target in the hand of a warrior.
What makes a warrior is more of skills and knowledge than muscles and stamina. To raise children in ignorance is to erase them.
How do you expect those that don’t know the difference to make a difference in a child’s life.
I saw a girl of about eleven on the street, in a dress as light and as transparent as a nylon. Her breast was throwing tantrums in the public.
Her ignorant parents saw an attractive baby girl. The predators saw a prey. I saw a vulnerable child; a sharp arrow in a weak and careless hands.
With all your “gettings” dear parents, please get knowledge. Parenting requires education.
Read a book on parenting today!
Until you start reading, you’re not ready.