Friday, June 22

The Blindfold



**I felt led to post this rerun. May the Lord bless the one/s for whom it is intended.**

Today, I share with you a story that I received as an email. I tried to find out the author but he or she remains anonymous. This story may be true or it may just be a legend. I found conflicting accounts. Either way, I hope you enjoy it...

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian young male’s Rite of Passage?

The youth’s 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.

During the night, the boy is naturally terrified. He hears all kinds of noises. The wind blows the grass. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. But he sits stoically, throughout the long night, never removing the blindfold.
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. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

Once the youth survives the night, he is a man. When he returns to his friends, he cannot tell them of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.

Moral of the story:
Just because you cannot see God doesn’t mean He is not there. It doesn’t mean He is not at work, watching over you.  

We are never alone. When the howling of circumstances surrounds us and the darkness of afflictions blinds us, we can know that the light of the Son is upon us and that the Father watches over us, sitting on the stump beside us.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

                                                                         
Hooking up today with Laura Krokos' Faith Filled Friday...

 

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7 Responses
  1. TC Avey Says:

    It's so comforting to know our heavenly Father is always here, even if we can't see Him or hear Him through all the noise of this world.


  2. lynnmosher Says:

    Amen, TC! Amen! Thank you! Blessings to you!


  3. Great story full of truth. During the times when we feel the most alone, God is the most present.


  4. Thank you Lynn for this re-run. I remember reading it, which probably means I have been reading your blog for a long time :)


  5. kendra Says:

    Love love love this!


  6. Lynn, this story never grows old. Thanks for sharing it.


  7. Julie Abel Says:

    Thanks for reposting this Lynn. I needed to hear read it today. Don't you just love how God does that for his kids? Blessings sister!