Here in Minnesota school begins this week for some, next week for the rest.
Our children with disabilities will be confronted with new therapists, teachers, bus aides and schedules. Those of us who are parents will be confronted with IEP meetings and requests for updates on how the summer went for our children and any new complications in their lives.
I’m grateful for this reminder from Psalm 127 about how God wants us to think about all of our children. And how he wants us to think about him.
1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.