As I write these words, all of my children are home, for a little while. With 10 kids, it is very difficult to get everyone in the same place at the same time for any length. College in different states, work schedules and activities keep us going in many directions. Today I am basking in the goodness of having them all together. There are people everywhere. Our den would seem quite crowded to many folks, but to me, it feels just fine.
It has been almost 25 years of raising children and we still have at least another 14 to go before our youngest graduates from high school. There have been many nights when I felt so exhausted wondering how I could speed up the process of getting to the stage where so many friends our age are: empty- nesters. But today, I am overflowing with the many expressions of love in this home. Laughter everywhere! Healthy competitions all around and jokes galore. It just hit me that I am filthy rich.
Most people in this world think rich is only measured by a big bank account. I have realized that I have so much more than what’s in my account at the bank around the corner. I have tons of richness here in my home. It will last me until the end of my life, and I can see that this measure of wealth will carry on in our legacy for generations to come.
When we were having our children, one right after the other, there were many trials and things we had to trust God for and wait. But now that the years have flown by, I realize that God was giving me so much more than I could have ever dreamed by giving me children.
Psalms 127:1-5 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late; toiling for food to eat— for He grants sleep to those he loves. Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. 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.”
When God gives you an inheritance, it will never run out! HIS INHERITANCE WILL LAST FOREVER!