Hey sorry for the late blog again, not much going on this week, just the same old training. So, I’ve been digging through some old emails that I’ve had saved for a while and thought I would share them with you:
LEGEND OF THE CHEROKEE
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 does this, he must not talk about it.
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.’
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou will revive me; thou shall stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies and thy right hand shall save me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)