Monday, June 2, 2008

~Are We Ever Alone?~

I received this in an email, and wanted to share. This touched me so much, and I am so thankful for God's unconditional love that He shows me each and every day. Isn't God amazing?

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him
He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the
blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it.

He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a Man.
He cannot tell the other boys of this experience because each lad must
come into manhood on his own.

The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild
beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do
him harm.

The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he
sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way
he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night, the sun appeared and he removed his
blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the
stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, our Heavenly
Father is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When
trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Moral of the Story:
Just because you can't see God doesn't mean He is not there.

'For we walk by faith; Not by sight.'
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7

If you liked this story, pass it on. If not, perhaps you took off your
blindfold before dawn.

Prayer Changes Things!!!

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