A man bought a talking centipede for a pet and made a little box for its home. The following Sunday he invited the centipede to go to church. When he didn’t come out of the box he repeated the question. When there was still no response, he asked a third time and the centepede repied, “I heard you the first time, I was just putting on my shoes.”
If you’ve ever had a problem getting out the door on time for church or school because of lost children’s shoes, you know how frustrating that can be. Lost shoes put everyone in a bad mood that can hinder worship and cause unnecessary family tensions.
The Bible says a wise man will forsee evil coming and take appropriate action. In this case, that could mean something as simple as making sure everyone has their shoes lined up by the door the night before.
Making a rule that no one goes to bed without shoes in place will produce family harmony and redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.