Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Something to think about...

Here is a a story I got via email last week, and I thought it was worth sharing.


His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. 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 there, 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)

One a similar note, I spent last week making prayer journals for the Moms & More steering team. we are going to keep track of prayer requests and the answers to them as we go through the upcoming year. I am looking forward to seeing what God will do.



Tricia said...

love love love that story and will share it today in fact. Great prayer journal. Beautiful!

GinniG said...

What an AWESOME story!!! I LOVE IT!!! And so true too! Your prayer journal is GORGEOUS!!! Isn't God awesome?! :)