Several times in the last few months I have received private messages referring to a hashtag that I use occasionally: #RaisingArrows. For all of you out there silently wondering what is up with this phrase, it is a wonderful sliver of love from the Bible verse below.
A song of ascents. Of Solomon. The Family is a Gift From the LORD
1Unless 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.
2It 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.
3Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.
4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
5Blessed 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.