I was privileged to preach from Psalm 127 on Sunday. It was a rich time in the Word for all of us as a congregation. When we looked at the blessing of children in vv. 3-5, the following quotes were shared. My prayer is that they encourage you as parents. Treasure those little (and big!) ones in your home. From God’s perspective, they are greater blessings than any of the riches of this world.
“To have many children is the next blessing to much grace. To have many children about us is better than to have much wealth about us….children are more of God than houses and lands.” – Joseph Carlyle
“[God] gives children, not as a penalty nor as a burden, but as a favor. They are a token for good if men know how to receive them, and educate them. They are ‘doubtful blessings’ only because we are doubtful persons. Where society is rightly ordered children are regarded, not as an encumbrance, but as an inheritance; and they are received, not with regret, but as a reward.” – Charles Spurgeon, Treasury of David, Vol. 3 (p. 85), emphasis mine