19 May John 17:4; John 6:38; John 8:28-29

I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do.

John 6:38
38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

John 8:28-29
28 So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. 29 And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.”

Today, I will give you a little humor, because if you are a parent, you probably need it.

Here’s a few quotes from some obviously frustrated parents…

  1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk; then you spend the next sixteen years telling them to sit down and shut up.
  2. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word everything you shouldn’t have said.
  3. Grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your own children.
  4. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
  5. We child proofed our home, but they are still getting in.

Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home. Here’s good advice if all else fails. 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.”

I suppose you could say that parenting is not for the faint of heart. But, if you will follow God’s plan, your life will be richly blessed and you will have learned how God feels about you. So, do something for me; put down your device and go love up on your kids.