Thursday, November 17, 2005

WHY GOD CREATED CHILDREN


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 asked.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God answered.

"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 elephants. A few minutes later, God saw His children having a fruit 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?" asked 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.

BUT THERE IS REASSURANCE IN THE STORY!

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. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.

3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.

4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said in the first place.

5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.

6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.

7. Just when you redecorate their room into a nice TV room, they show up with boxes, suitcases and large dogs, to move back home.


ADVICE FOR THE DAY:


Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home one day.

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!!!"

9 Comments:

  1. Live, Love, Laugh said...
    Bonnie, I loved this post, you made me laugh out loud again! lol!
    Bernita said...
    Children, however, are the only ones who can get that asperin bottle with the "child-proof" cap, OPEN for you.
    There's always a catch.
    Ric said...
    Now that I've gotten my giggle for the morning....
    Dennie McDonald said...
    LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
    A Human Bean said...
    Thanks for the warning about the teen years. I have three girls age 4,5, and 6. Maybe we will change the locks when the oldest turns 12.
    Tempie said...
    Bonnie... just love your post!!! That is so true!!!
    *I have to go back through and read some of your other post since the tiara...got to play catch up...I've been so busy editing my manuscript I had to tone out the world this week!!!
    Love Ya!
    An Ordinary Christian said...
    Great post. Very creative. Love the Scripture - "lastest version" and quite accurate - so consistent we humans are. Thanks so much for your comment on my site tonight! "Be still and know I am God." That is it. A message for me. No crossed fingers.(!) You speak it. That's great. Like the other comment you made the other day "that's not a mood - it's spiritual warfare." Go tell it like it is! May God bless you.
    Bonnie Calhoun said...
    Thank you my friends...you're all precious to me!
    M. C. Pearson said...
    Yeah, this is just too funny and too true. I love the Adam and Eve story.

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