Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3
It is rare that I consciously sit and think of my children as a heritage from the LORD. Reflection takes time. And my time is tight.
Especially with a toddler. There are many days I can not see past my own frustrations to view my two-year-old as a heritage.
Ponder with me today.
Heritage (nachalah): a possession granted by Jehovah; a possession of Jehovah.
My boys, your children, your tween, your teen, that tiresome toddler, a possession of Jehovah, the One True God, granted to you. As your portion. As a reward.
And a reward indeed.
This morning, let us celebrate the favor of Jehovah God, as we reflect on our inheritance.
Having a Two-Year-Old Means…
…finding my toothbrush in the pantry.
…eating quickly at restaurants.
…discovering patience I never knew I had.
…never sitting still at a park.
…putting all steak knives out of reach.
…listening to his favorite song over and over and over.
…a crib escapee crawling into my bed.
…stealing quiet kisses.
…finding my wallet on the train table.
…needing a patient hairstylist.
…getting exercise at the pool. But not in the water.
…confessing I have given him this for breakfast:
…praying more often.
…realizing my inability to slow time.
…letting him fall.
…being there to help him up.
…kissing away his tears.
…and rocking him…as long as he’ll let me.
What would your line be?
Having a ________-year-old means…