Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:4
I recently heard a story about a couple who brought their two kids with them on a Saturday run to a hardware store. Mom went in one direction and Dad took the kids in another. For just a minute Dad wasn’t paying attention to the kids, he was preoccupied looking at some of the plumbing hardware he came to buy. When he turned around, he was stunned. His daughter was climbing off a display toilet and his son was pulling his pants down to take his turn.
What in the world was Dad suppose to do now? Well, he did what most of us would’ve done, he grabbed the kids, found mom as quick as he could, and laughed the whole way home. And wouldn’t you know, the next time they visited that store, the toilet seats were all taped down.
If you have kids, you know they can be hilarious, embarrassing, tender, and incredibly challenging. And as God’s children, I sometime wonder if he doesn’t feel the same way about us.
– Steve Arterburn
“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”– Erma Bombeck (1927-1996)