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Why childhood is better the second time around (standard:Inspirational stories, 909 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 14 2010Views/Reads: 1644/943Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly had the privilege of attending our youngest granddaughter's second birthday party. I wanted to go to her third birthday party but she was not old enough yet. So, I will have to wait another

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For example, when the parents of a two-year-old take him out to a
restaurant he is completely at the mercy of the parents. 

"Eat your vegetables," the parents demand, "then you can have dessert." 

There is nothing the two-year-old can do at this point. After all, the
one who pays the bill gets to say who does what. 

Now, as I enter my second childhood I have the advantage of knowing that
all that malarkey about eating your vegetables first is just that... 
malarkey. And, since I am paying the bill, I will eat the desert 
whenever I want to eat it. In fact, I will start with dessert and end 
with dessert. And while I am on the subject, if I do not want to order 
vegetables, I will order no vegetable. 

Many has been the time when my wife and I are out to a restaurant and
she will order a properly balanced meal, while I order dessert. 

"You do know vegetables are good for you?" my wife will insist. 

"I know no such thing," I reply. 

The two-year-old believes it when his parents say that vegetables are
good for him, especially the green vegetables. But someone like myself, 
enjoying the second go around of his childhood, knows this is 
absolutely not true. And, it is not true that I have to clean my plate 
before I can have my dessert. 

As a mature man enjoying his second childhood, I do not have to believe
everything people tell me. If dessert was not good for me, why in the 
world does it taste so good to me? 

I have good scriptural evidence that God is on my side here. In the
Psalms I read about God, "Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so 
that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's" (Psalms 103: 5 KJV). 

God has my best interest in mind for the longest period of time. 


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