|Whenever your kids are out of
control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend
to his kids.
After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. The first thing God said
to them was: "Don't."
"Don't what?" Adam asked.
"Don't eat the forbidden fruit," said God.
"Forbidden fruit? Really? Where is it?" Adam and Eve asked,
jumping up and down excitedly.
"It's over there," said God, wondering why he hadn't stopped after making the
A few minutes later God saw the kids having an apple break and he was very angry.
"Didn't I tell you not to eat that fruit?" the First Parent asked.
"Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why DID you do it?" God asked exasperatedly.
"I dunno," Adam answered.
God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the
pattern was set and it has never changed.
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 so hard on yourself. If God
had trouble handling his children, what makes you think it should be a piece of cake for