Robert R. Taylor, Jr., in a book, Christ in the Home, relates the following story:
A few years ago I was getting ready to leave for a Gospel meeting. So many last-minute things had to be attended to in order that the local work might go on in my absence. Several things also needed to be taken care of at home. A long drive lay ahead for that Saturday afternoon and evening. My son was playing in the yard and was having trouble with one of his toys. He asked for help.
My first reaction was to say, “Son, I have so much to do and so little time in which to get it done. Can’t that wait? Can’t you fix it yourself?” Fortunately these thoughts were not translated into actual words, and I took time to help him with the problem.
When I finished he said, “Daddy, I don’t know what I would do without you.”
“…as a father pitieth his children…” —Psalm 103:13