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 forbidden
"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 He was
ticked! "Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" God, as our first
"Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?" said the Father.
"I don't know," said Eve.
She started it!" Adam said.
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?
----------- Advice for the day: 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."
This particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it, the
vision of that poor cat just cracks me up. Hope the story leaves a bright
spot in your day too. Whoever said the Creator doesn't have a sense of
humor? Dwight Nelson, a friend, recently told a true story about the
pastor of his church.
He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and was then afraid
to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would
not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor
decided that if he tied a rope to his car he could bend the tree down
enough to get the kitten. He did all this, checking his progress
frequently, but as he moved the car a little further forward, the rope
broke. The tree went "boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed through the
air-out of sight. The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the
neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody
had seen a stray kitten. So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten to
your keeping," and went on about his business.
A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church
members. He was amazed to see she was buying cat food. Now this woman was
a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are you buying cat
food when you hate cats so much?" She replied, "You won't believe this,"
and told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she
kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the
Mom finally told her little girl, "Well if God gives you a cat, I'll let
you keep it." (Can you see where this is heading?)
She told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her
knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe
this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of
the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her."
Never underestimate the Power of God!
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