Psalm 127:4 says, “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.” Children are like arrows, which are intended to be aimed and shot from the house.
Sadly, too many parents don’t bother to aim their children. They merely let them live their lives without the constantly directing them in the way that they should go. Other parents don’t shoot their arrows. They do what they can to keep the children at home (or lament the fact that they are gone). Arrows aren’t meant to stay in the quiver. They are meant to be aimed.
Aim for your children to be righteous in Christ and you will be glad. “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice” (Proverbs 23:24).