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 –

and the first thing God said to them was, "Don't."

"Don't what?" Adam asked.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit," God replied.

"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 elephants.

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, exasperated.

"I dunno," Adam answered.

And 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 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 you?

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