Children Are a Heritage
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Psalms 127:3-4 NKJV
It has been said that, “children are the church of tomorrow”—not so. Children are not only part of the church today, but they are also a branch of the army that God is raising up to further His kingdom here on earth. Children are a heritage of the Lord (text), a blessing to their parents, and fruit in the kingdom of God.
Often children and young people are devalued and minimized in society and in our churches and pushed into the background, but the Scriptures shows that God highly values children and childlikeness. Jesus said: “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14), and He further said, “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child . . . in My name receives Me” (Matt. 18:4-5). God shows to us that there is spiritual equality and importance among adults and children, and adults must become child-like in their faith in order to inherit the kingdom of God..
God is raising up an army of believers that, without question, includes children and young people. Children much like little Samuel the priest/prophet, who will hear and recognize His voice even at a tender age (1 Sam. 3:10). Children and youth who will obey His voice, and even be filled with the Holy Spirit—prophesying, laying hands on the sick, preaching and teaching His Word. Children and the youth are our heritage, our fruit, and our reward. Thank God for a Godly heritage!