Lo! Children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3 According to His perfect design, it is through selflessness of parenting that we can become truly fulfilled. Charles Stanley, b 1933, First Baptist Church of Atlanta pastor

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. Psalm 127:4 Mothers and fathers are granted a single decade in which to lay a foundation of values and attitudes that will help their children cope with the future pressures and problems of adulthood. James C. Dobson, 1936-

How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. When you eat of the fruit of your hands, You will be happy and it will be well with you. Psalm 128:1-2 For in the end, the way of happiness and the way of righteousness always turn out to be the same path. Voice of the Lord, Lederer Foundation, Messianic Jewish Publishers

If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, .who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You that Thou may be awed. Psalm 130:3-4
Even the best of us are so wretched in our sinfulness that nothing else can ever save us except His mercy. But thank God, His mercy is all we need! François Fénelon, 1651-1715, French archbishop, theologian, poet writer ‘Let Go’

.hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is lovingkindness, And with Him is abundant redemption. Psalm 130:7 John Newton's tombstone reads, "John Newton, Clerk, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy.”