I started reading 10 Conversations You Need to Have With Your Children the other day. Right off the author mentions Psalms 127 where it talks about children being arrows and happy is the man that has his quiver full. The analogy is made that if children are the arrows, then parents are like the bow, so no matter how far the arrow has flown, the path was originally guided by the bow. I like that.
So tonight Sammy and I were reading about George Frideric Handel, and withing the first couple of pages in that it talks about Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Handel's father DID NOT want his son to become a musician). Sammy went to grab his scriptures to look it up, so since they are similar, I shared the Psalms 127 scripture with him.
While telling the boys good night tonight, Sammy told me he'd thought of something. "If kids are the arrows, and the parents are the bow, Heavenly Father is like the person using them, and heaven is the target."
I told him thank you for teaching me. Children truly are an heritage of the Lord.