Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Our Children's Children


Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children. Psalm 128:6

There is a new little bean that is due to sprout this coming October. This little bean is my second grandchild, another kind benefit from my heavenly Father. Truly there is no greater blessing in the latter years of our journey, as all you grands know firsthand. A little while ago, I found this nice quote about this verse, a prayer, in Spurgeon's Treasury of David and thought it was appropriate for now:

Lord, let thy blessing so accompany my endeavours in their breedings, that all my sons may be Benaiahs, the Lord's building, and then they will all be Abners, their father's light; and that all my daughters may be Bethias, the Lord's daughters, and then they will all be Abigails, their father's joy.--George Swinnock

I like this prayer. Even if we don't see it happening yet, maybe it will someday if we keep praying. And this prayer should extend down for our children's children as well.

8 comments:

Jodi said...

Oh for our children to be their father's light and joy and their Father's light and joy ~ precious thoughts. Congratulations on the new little bean. ;o)

Cami said...

Congratulations to the whole family!!!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

First of all, praise the Lord for His gift! How exciting!

And I love the thought of praying specifics like "the Lord's building, their father's light, the Lord's daughter's, and their father's joy". Thanks for sharing that.

Mishel said...

Congratulations!!!! : ) And what a beautiful prayer...

Blessings and hugs to you!

Kathy at Sumballo said...

Congratulations! I love the blessing of praying for our children's children. Thanks for sharing this wonderful news!

Carol said...

Congratulations to you all..There is a real baby boom amongst my family and friends all due around July September..I am still waiting to be a Grandma. When it happens I will feel blessed.

Mimi said...

oh that they will be their fathers light...I love this prayer
Congratulations on your little bean...

ruth wood said...

Congratulations on this wonderful upcoming joy! May the Lord bless this child and your whole family.