Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Day 19: Happy are those people!

Rid me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood, so that our sons may be like plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be like cornerstones, polished like a temple; that our storehouses may be full, furnishing every kind of supply; that our sheep may bring forth thousands and tens of thousands in our streets; that our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no clamor in our streets! How happy are the people in that condition – happy are the people whose God is the LORD! (Psalm 144:11-15)

In the 144th Psalm, God implanted within King David’s heart the dream of a holy community, free from the threat of war or turmoil. It would be a place of prosperity and a place where children could grow strong and flourish. Our vision, too, is to create a place where our children will have room to grow – and not just grow physically but indeed have everything they will need to flourish and succeed in society, growing up in godliness!

Father, we ask Your blessing on our children! They represent Your plan for the future. Give us everything we need to equip them to bring Your light to the nations.

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