Monday, August 5, 2013


Psalm 127
  • The Lord builds the house.
  • The Lord watches the city.
  • The Lord gives to His beloved sheep.
  • Children are a heritage from the Lord.

Young and raising 5 children, I felt as though this home we were making, this work we were doing, these children we were raising were ours, somehow. 
The future brings "a knowing" that I hadn't yet experienced.

It is the Lord who builds.

With love He gives us our children.  They are the slightest ripple of ourselves moving that much further out into life on the same trajectory and path our parents sent us.
Our children speak and act what they "know" and what they have learned, which is the path we've been Given, ultimately by Him, for Him and to Him. 

We are His house.(Heb 3:6)

Psalm 127 says children are like arrows. They go further and experience a wider view than we...
with eyes we've opened to newness and our falterings 
with hearts we've loved and sometimes failed 
with hands we've held and ultimately released 
they view with their own Faith, for which we've lived and died.

Daring to trust the Unseen, 
we forget our falterings and failures. 

When the ripple we ride subsides and melds into the vast Plan He has accomplished we are all His glory.  
"He is not put to shame when He speaks with His enemy at the gate". 

I thank you that you have answered me
    and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord's doing;
    it is marvelous in our eyes. (Ps 118:21-23)

In this truth we rest,
because of Jesus, the Cornerstone.

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