Raising Children

To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, our 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 asked.

‘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 not?’

‘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 shrieked.

‘Did not!’ Eve shrieked back.

‘Did too!’

‘DID NOT!

And so it went on.

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.

So, if you have persistently and lovingly tried to give the children in your charge wisdom and they haven’t taken it, don’t be hard on yourself.

If God had trouble raising children, why would it be a piece of cake for you?

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