Arrows in the Hand of A Mighty Man
The Apostle Paul set out a model for young Christians when he wrote about single people having time to be involved in the things of the Lord (1Cor 7:32-34). The fire and energy of youth, he seems to be saying, can be and needs to focused on the cause of righteousness. Put that with what Psalm 127 says about young people, and we begin to see something encouraging.
The Psalmist says the children of the youth are ‘as arrows in the hand of a mighty man’ (Ps 127:4). The important features of a good arrow are its tip and its fletch. The fletch gives it direction. The tip gives it penetrative power. So we need to sharpen up church youth, give them direction, and let them loose on the enemy.
In other words, by integrating our youth fully into the prophetic mission of the church, they can be fully utilised in the Lord’s service, confronting evil, spreading the kingdom, deepening their faith – and enjoying themselves by the comradeship of purpose at the same time.
The original Sons of the Prophets did great things for the Kingdom of God. Their successors can do even greater things in the name of the incarnate Son of God, the crucified, risen, ascended, glorified King of kings, the Lord Jesus Christ.