Sunday, 25 January 2009
Hello everyone. I received this email one day and thought it was a good example of trusting God.
I'm not sure if this is a true account or not but I thought it was worthy to share today. To my native friends out there, I hope I have the story right!
The Cherokee Indian Youth's Rite of Passage
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 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 the 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, God 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."
Please visit Spiritual Sundays for other wonderful stories and testimonies. Just click on the Spiritual Sundays picture on my sidebar and it will take you to the links. Thank you Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this.
Have a wonderful day. God bless you and make you a blessing.