Psalm 127 License Plate

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.

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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