It’s said, you spend the first 2 years of their life teaching children to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.
It’s a shame we aren’t able to make our children listen to every piece of good advice we have to offer, just like we listened to our parents when we were young. We could teach them all sorts of dos and don’ts making them exact images of our selves. Never misbehaving, never staying out late, and never, never, bringing home the wrong boyfriend or girlfriend.
Just imagine, never raising your voice in anger over silly misunderstandings about bedtime, supper-time, or homework. Imagine clean rooms, no clothes lying on the floor, and chores done without asking. It surly would be a utopia if these things were true, but we all know the joke above is more indicative of all children in the past and today.
But just imagine for a moment, you’re a child again and you’ve become that perfect adolescent. What would you give to be that adoring, perfect child that is the twinkle in your Fathers eye? Believe it or not, it’s possible.
We all have the opportunity to be that imaginary creature, reborn for perfection into the Kingdom of God. A creature tried and proved in this world, and given a crown for ruler-ship in the Kingdom of Christ and the Father.