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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Does Your Time Have to be Bought?

Deuteronomy 11:19 (NIV)
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

As I laid in bed last night not being able to sleep I was reading some articles on parenting. I came across this story and wanted to share it.

With a timid voice and idolizing eyes, the little boy greeted his father as he returned from work, "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

Greatly surprised, but giving his boy a glaring look, the father said: "Look, son, not even your mother knows that". "Don't bother me now, I'm tired."

"But Daddy, just tell me please! How much do you make an hour, the boy insisted.

The father, finally giving up, replied: "Twenty dollars per hour."

Okay, Daddy? Could you loan me ten dollars?" The boy asked. Showing his restlessness and positively disturbed, the father yelled: "So that was the reason you asked how much I earn, right? Go to sleep and don't bother me anymore!"

It was already dark and the father was meditating on what he said and Was feeling guilty? Maybe he thought, his son wanted to buy something. Finally, trying to ease his mind, the father went to his son's room.

"Are you asleep, son?" Asked the father.

"No, Daddy. Why?" Replied the boy, partially asleep.

"Here's the money you asked for earlier, " the father said.

"Thanks, Daddy!" Rejoiced the son, while putting his hand under his pillow and removing some money. "Now I have enough!! Now I have twenty dollars!" The boy said to his father, who was gazing at his son, confused at what his son had just said. "Daddy, could you sell me one hour of your time?"

Whether you are a dad, mom, grandpa, grandma, brother or sister are you spending your time wisely with those you love?

Dear Lord, help us open our eyes today and see how we can spend our time wisely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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