Children Belong To God

By creation, all children belong to God seeing that he is the one who designed family life in a past eternity and in the garden began the unending entrance of children into the world (Num: 3; 12-45). All children born in the world are received on trust as belonging, first of all to God, but loaned to parents to love and care for.

Ancient Jews looked upon the coming of children into the home as a mark of divine favour and greatly to be desired. “Children are a heritage to the lord; and the fruit of the womb is His reward. As arrows are in the hand of the mighty man; so are the children of the youth. Happy is the man that has his quiver full of them” (Psalm 127:3-5).