- Why is your church called Arrows?
- Are you really into archery?
- Does this have anything to do with the Kansas City Chiefs?
We love how the bible uses arrows to explain some cool stuff. Like how it calls our children arrows. It says in Psalm 127:4 “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth”. This metaphor speaks to the missional aspect of raising a child. God wants us to love and enjoy them but also to train them up and send them out to proclaim Jesus to the world, wherever they go.
The bible also says that you and I (if we know Jesus) are like arrows hand-crafted and chosen by God himself. In Isaiah 49:2 it says, “He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.” Wow, many of us spend our lives wondering if God is pleased with us, and the Bible says that he’s not only pleased with us, he created us exactly the way we are and has given us a purpose and a reason to be alive.
But here’s the thing about arrows. An arrow can’t do anything on its own, meaning it can’t launch itself. An arrow can’t do what it was created to do without help. Arrows are designed for a specific purpose and that one purpose is to hit the target which they have been aimed at. An arrow is dependent on the archer to draw back the arrow in the archer’s strength, and release it, aimed perfectly at the intended target. Similarly, we are dependent on God to draw us back in his power and strength and release us into the world being perfectly aimed at the target he has set before us, the target he has hand-crafted us to hit perfectly.
So in the strong arms of the warrior, we (like arrows) are launched into this world proclaiming the name of Jesus to those who need to hear it. Here’s to living life Arrows Out!