With grateful hearts, we share our thoughts on redemption through Jesus Christ and His saving blood and what it looks like in our daily walk.

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AND since we hold our conservative values dear, we might have a thing or two to say about politics... and we can almost guarantee it won't be politically correct.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Last night at the dinner table when I reminded my (just turned) 3 year old grandson that he could get down and play “after” he finished his dinner he had some words for me. Without hesitation he rattled off, “First you do what you don’t want to do then you get to do what you want to do.”

To that I smiled with glee. If only every child was being taught this kind of character. If only every adult was willing to even somewhat implement this philosophy in life.

I had all but forgotten about it until this morning after he asked for another puzzle. My reply was something in the order of as soon as you pick up the one you just finished. That’s when he quoted his “first” and “then” statement back to me. It's a tongue twister but he gets it right everytime.

It brings to mind the economic crisis Americans are now having to fund for all the folks who didn’t know this. What if all the irresponsible adults that wanted more house than they could afford actually worked long enough and saved enough money "first" and "then" purchased the home they could responsibly pay for!
OR what if the government “first” remembered that it is set up to SERVE the people not to RULE the people, “then” all the citizens could live FREE with the right to PURSUE happiness.

Oh the list goes on and on… do you have any you can think of?

I want to say a great big thank you to my little fellow’s smart mom and dad for taking the time and energy required to instill valuable principles into his heart and mind at an early age. It’s never too early to train up a child in the way he should go.


marmee said...

so glad to have those precious babies around to share with us simple truths. how wonderful.

Meems said...

all day yesterday he kept saying, "just do the right thing". out of the clear blue... for no reason.

I like it. Words to live by.

arissamae said...

What a sweet post. I had no idea. Maybe he could teach me all his bountiful wisdom! :O)

Here's one: FIRST we take care of America and her people, THEN we try to save the world.

Another: FIRST we solve earth's woes (cancer, war, etc.), THEN we try to solve the woes of outerspace.

Or, FIRST we eat the noodles in the pantry, THEN we order take-out. :o)