Psalm 127 reminds us that the LORD builds the house and watches over it. Imagine God as your Builder. He does all of your building for free, but it cost Him. Imagine God as your security system. He does it for free, but it cost Him. I am not just talking about your physical location; He is the one who protects, but even the righteous suffer. This has more to do with your family. On what do you build? What is the rock solid foundation on which you construct a family and a life?
If your goal with your children is finding a good school and a good education, just remember, when the last paper is turned in, the last test is taken and they receive their diploma, that is not the end but the beginning. They have a life ahead of them, and it does not matter what you think you have done while they are growing up; now they enter into the lion's den, and Solomon, who wrote that Psalm, warns you that even if you think you have given them a great education, their spiritual foundation is what counts. Build wisely on the Rock of our lives, Jesus Christ
1 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. If the Lord is not your foundation, all of what comes ahead--good and bad--can consume and destroy you and your family is you are not on the foundation of Christ Jesus--the True Wisdom and the Peace in the midst of life's storms and disasters.
2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Unless you rest in Christ who is our Sabbath rest, all your earthly labors are consumed in your anxieties. And while people go through life thinking they have done well with planning their future and their children's future, if they are not foundationed upon Jesus, the wrecks of life will carry them away spiritually and they may have material success, but their spiritual bankruptcy will avail them nothing but loss and eventual doom in eternal darkness.
Do not misunderstand me: disasters come to God's people, and we suffer from the effects of sin as all do in this life, but if we are not foundationed properly, the disasters carry us and our children away. Watch the people of God who go through tragedy and disaster and they turn to the Lord who is their strength. Without the Builder of your life and Watcher of your soul, you are alone in a very, very dark universe that eventually closes in on you--all alone.
With the Builder, the Watcher and the Foundation of your life the storms come and may destroy material things, but you are in the care of Him who gave you both temporal and eternal things all freely, but it cost Him dearly, His own life for you and your children--for the whole world. Jesus rescued you so that you are forgiven and have a place in an eternal House that He built for you when the time comes for your everlasting move at the end of days. Jesus, the Child who speaks for you at the gate, rebukes the devil who wants you to despair and relive every failure and every sin. Jesus the Brother who beats down the devil under His cross, ensures your life now and forever. Jesus is your Rock and Redeemer. Trust in Him and believe He has taken care of your life and your children. Build on Him. You are His construction in Christ Jesus.
Gracious Lord, grant us peace and the sure defense against all attacks of the evil one. Assure us of the forgiveness and salvation through Your life, death and resurrection for us. Help us to foundation our lives and the lives of our children upon You; for You live and reign, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.