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I Want To Ride With My Dad
by Steve Higginbotham
September 15, 2006
Have you heard the story about the family who was moving from the East coast to the West coast?  It seems that they were going to have to drive in two vehicles.  The father was driving one vehicle, and his brother was driving the other.  When it came time for the children to choose who to ride with, they chose their fun-loving uncle, to the uncle's great delight.  He was flattered that they had chosen him over their own parents.

However, before they left town, the little boy asked his uncle, "What happens if we get separated from mom and dad?"  To which the uncle said, "Don't worry, we won't."  But the boy persisted, "Well, what if we do?"  The uncle jokingly remarked, "Well, I guess we'll never see them again."  After a moment of silence, the little boy said, "I think I'm going to ride with my mom and dad."

You know, this world contains many things that are flashy, fun, and exciting which capture our attention, but when it comes right down to it, I wouldn't want any of those things if it meant that I would be separated from my heavenly Father forever.

Maybe we ought to take a moment and think about the one with whom we are riding.

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