God’s Parenting Difficulties

 

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe)

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June 1  Global Day for Parents

 

If God had trouble handling children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

 

NATIONAL PARENTS DAY – Fourth Sunday in July

Email July 1999

 

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

 

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.

And the first thing He said to them was: Don’t

“Don’t what?” Adam replied.

“Don’t eat the forbidden fruit,” God said.

“Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve…we got Forbidden Fruit!”

“No way.”

Yes, WAY.”

“Don’t eat that fruit,” God said.

“Why?”

“Because I’m your Creator and I said so”

A few minutes later God saw the kids having a fruit break. He was angry.

“Didn’t I tell you not to eat that fruit?” God, the first parent asked.

“Uh huh,” Adam replied.

“Then why did you?”

“I dunno,” Eve answered.

“She started it,” Adam said.

“Did not.”

“DID so.”

“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 a reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give your children wisdom and they haven’t taken it don’t be hard on yourself.

If God had trouble handling children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

 

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About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. My novel site is www.intertwinedlove.wordpress.com.
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