05 July 2011

Dad How Much Do You Make?

Here is a short story I came acoss as I was preparing for my message on Sunday. Lets just say it was a punch in the stomach for my behaviour somedays [most days for that matters]. I pray the LORD would give me a sensitive and humbled heart to my childrens needs more often as their father; to make that time for them above work and everything else....."Oh, how we loss focus sometimes when we are engulfed in our work responsibilities [at the church.]" Forgive me Lord for my selfishness and lack of consideration to the ones You gave to me to lead back to you. God bless and SDG!

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 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 had 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?" asled 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 just said. "Daddy could you sell me one hour of your time?"

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