A father was working in his den on that all-important take-home work when his two small children came in to ask him to play.
"Please, Daddy." they pleaded. "Please play with us." The father felt that he was just too busy, so he opened a magazine on his desk and tore out a picture of map of the world. He took scissors & cut the picture into many small pieces and gave the pieces to his children.
"Put this all back together like a puzzle and when you are finished, I will play with you." The children left the room. The father returned to his work, knowing that he would have plenty of uninterrupted time - he was sure it would take the children a long time to piece together the complicated picture.
In a few short minutes the children returned, the map put back together with all the pieces taped into their correct places.
The father was quite amazed. "How did you ever get the map put back together so quickly?" he asked.
"That was easy," replied the children. "On the back there is a picture of a man. When you put the man together right, the world comes out okay."
"Behold, children are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward." - Psalms l27:3