Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord…
This is the scripture usually used to teach us why we should have children. I didn’t understand it, though. I just knew they were trying to say “Have Children.” (And so I did.)
But it is actually a beautiful scripture. It doesn’t mean “Have Children.”
What is an heritage? I don’t think “heritage” means American Indian Heritage, or European Heritage. That would mean that children are the background that the Lord descends from. (Which makes a bit of sense, but not when it says AN heritage, like there are more than one.)
I think “heritage” comes the same word as “inheritance.” Children are a gift from the Lord, because of who our parents are.