After much prayer, thought and consultation with you through our survey we have arrived at a title for our titleless film. It is “Homeschooling entrepreurial dads who want to be more active and available to their children in order to seriously disciple them as commanded in Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesians 6.” Actually, that was our second choice. The title we will actually use is Entrusted With Arrows. In our survey it was the runaway favourite, which confirmed our conviction that this was God’s idea.
It was interesting how God answered this prayer. For months every time we thought of title ideas or key words, we wrote them down. After adding Psalm 127: 3-5* to our script, I wrote down “… Arrows” on the line after “Entrusted with …” When Dallas was reformatting the text of our brainstorming list “Entrusted with … Arrows” came up on the same line! When we thought of how our children are the arrows that God has entrusted to us, it made perfect sense. This is what our script had already said about arrows in the narration: “Our concern is not only for our children’s salvation, but also that they assume God’s character, becoming more and more like him as they grow – eventually maturing into warriors for God’s kingdom – attacking the gates of Hell as it shows itself in their generation. Psalm 127 says that our children are like arrows, which we can launch into the battle where we are unable to go.” God has indeed entrusted us with these arrows. Will they hit God’s target, drop to the floor or fly where we don’t want them to go?
*“Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons 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 enemies in the gate..”
~Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)