the word was...
To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are
our own, grandchildren, nieces and 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
"Do NOT eat the fruit!" said God.
"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 was He ticked!
"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" God, as our
first parent, 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 too!" "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 this 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?