This article is not original with me and I don’t even remember where I got it.  But, it is clever and cute and I thought that you would enjoy it. I hope you do.

“To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students…here is something to make you chuckle.

Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God’s omnipotence did not extend to His own children.

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.  And the first thing he said was “DON’T.”  “Don’t what?” Adam replied.  “Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,”  God said.  “Forbidden fruit?  We have forbidden fruit?  Hey Eve…we have forbidden fruit…”  “No way.”  “Yes, way.”  “Do not eat the fruit,” said God.  “Why?”  Because I am your Father and I said so.”  God replied, wondering why He hadn’t stopped creation after making the elephants.  A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked.

“Didn’t I tell you not to eat the fruit?” God asked.  “Uh huh,” Adam replied.  “Then why did you?”  said the Father.
“I don’t know,” said Eve.  “She started it,” Adam said.  “Did not.”  “Did to.”  “Did not.”

Having had it with the two of them, God’s punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own.  Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven’t taken it, don’t be hard on yourself.  If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you.

Things to think about…
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk.  Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Children seldom misquote you.  In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.
3. Grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your own children.
4. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
5. We child proofed our homes, but they are still getting in.

Be nice to your kids.  They will choose your nursing home.
And finally:  If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:  “Take two aspirin” and “Keep away from children.”

Hope you enjoyed this…

2 Responses to “GOD’S CHILDREN”

  1. WOW You did it this week !! You must really be feeling on the “funny side” I know GOD must really get “Ticked” with us. But Thank Him for giving us a way to redeem ourselves by accepting His Son as our Savior !!
    Love and Prayers, Joann

  2. Loved the truisms about children and parents. I wasn’t the perfect father but the proof of that is how they turned out. I feel really blessed that both of my kids seem to be doing things right. I can’t take credit for that however. Prayer is the key in this picture.

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