Thursday, February 26, 2009

Never Alone

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 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,
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.'

This post was taken from a forwarded email sent by my best friend in High School.

*** Also A shout out to Mr. Mike, Happy Birthday!!!


  1. Oh, that is SOOOO sweet, and SOOO true! Thanks for this! And Happy Birthday Mike!!

  2. Thank you for that. It's something I need to remember ... And it's been easy to forget during my car accident recovery.

  3. r you are the best. thanks mc