On school run one day, the car in front sported this license plate:
An ex-colleague used to say when something jumps up at you from the Bible, pay attention. I had no recollection of having come across Psalm 127 before, so I looked it up (turns out part of it was in a collection of Bible verses in a set of notecards that have followed me from dealing room to dealing room ever since I accepted Christ):
127:1 Unless the lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
And then I read the verses below the one I knew for the first time:
127:3 Children are a heritage from the lord, offspring a reward from him.
127:4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
127:5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
It’s impossible to improve on this post.