Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: God's Kids
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 08:26:43 -0700
Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort in the
thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to God's kids. After
creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.
And the first thing said to them was: "Don't."
"Don't what?" Adam replied.
"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.
"Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve...we got Forbidden
"Don't eat that fruit!" said God.
"Because I'm your Creator and I said so!" said God, wondering why He
hadn't stopped after making elephants.
Just a few minutes later God saw the kids taking an apple break and
"Didn't I tell you not to eat that fruit?" the First Parent asked.
"Un huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?"
"I dunno," Eve answered.
"She started it!" Adam said. "Did not!" "Did so!" "DID NOT!"
Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam
should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has
never changed, though 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 handling children, what makes you think it would be a
piece of cake for you?
Redwood Empire, Yokayo District BSA
District Secretary, District Training Chair
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Scouting for our Country's Future!