We are never alone

fathersonValue- Faith

Sub value- Trust, surrender

A father takes his son into the forest, blindfolds him an leaves him alone. The son 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 considered 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 hears all kinds of noises.  He imagines wild beasts  all around him;  fears that  some humans may do him harm. He feels the wind which blows the grass and earth, and shakes his stump, but he sits stoically, never removing the blindfold. It is the rite of passage for him to become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appears and he removes his blindfold. It is then that he discovers his father sitting on the stump next to him.

His father had been watching him the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

Learning

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. Just because we can’t see God, Doesn’t mean He is not there. “For we walk by faith, not by sight!!!!

 

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