Thoughts on Psalm 127
1 Unless the Lord builds a house,
the work of the builders is wasted.
Unless the Lord protects a city,
guarding it with sentries will do no good.
2 It is useless for you to work so hard
from early morning until late at night,
anxiously working for food to eat;
for God gives rest to his loved ones.
3 Children are a gift from the Lord;
they are a reward from him.
4 Children born to a young man
are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.
5 How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!
He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
And these are the verses our family is built on! The Lord has built our house…we tried to build it, ourselves, but it didn’t go so well! He is our King and Protector of this motley crew!
We are asked so many times some of the RUDEST comments ever about our family size. I mean, I don’t see us as having a large family. When I think of large families, I think of the Bates family. I think we are more of the medium to a smaller size.
So, when we get our rude questions, we can quote verses 3-5. These children are a gift from the Lord and He calls us to have a full quiver! Maybe we need more…