Friday, July 22, 2016

Champion Children

"For this child I prayed… as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD" (1 Samuel 1:27,28).  "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger" (Psalm 8:2).  "Train up a child in the way he should go…  Have not I written to thee excellent things… that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?" (Proverbs 22:6,20,21).  "Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy Word is truth" (John 17:17). 

As Hannah rightly understood,
This child whom she dedicated
Would find from God the greatest good
By being to Him consecrated.

The Lord is glorified by such
As He ordains His strength in these,
For little with the Lord is much,
With whom He stills His enemies. 

O may we likewise seek to train
The children God has given us
As champions He will ordain
To be for Him victorious. 

We pray, Lord, that each little one
Among these children that You gave,
Will rise up as a champion
To answer those whom You would save.   

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