THE STORY OF A CHEROKEE YOUTH’S RITE OF PASSAGEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-_VBxCUF5o
Near his becoming a man, a Cherokee boy is taken by his father into the forest. His father then blindfolds the boy, sits him on a stump and he is then left alone.
By the orders of his father, the boy is required to sit on this stump through the whole night and not remove the blindfold!
Nor can this youth cry out for help to anyone…
Until he sees the rays of the morning sunshine, shine through his blindfold.
For once he survives the night; this boy has starting his own path as a Man.
Also, he cannot tell the other Cherokee boys of this experience,
because in turn each boy, must come into manhood on his own.
The boy is naturally terrified and throughout the night 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 he imagined it even shook his stump that he sat on but still, he sat calm, unflinching, never removing the blindfold.
For he knew it would be the only way he could begin his path as 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.
For his father had been there at watch, the entire night, protecting his son from all and any harm.
We, too, are never alone. Even when we will not acknowledge that we know it.
That GOD is always watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us.
When trouble comes, all that we have to do, is reach out to Him!
Moral of the story:
Just because you can't see GOD,
It doesn't mean that He is not there.
"For we should all walk our lives by FAITH, not by sight."
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSGn1oY8cKM
Posted for you by Richard…
Waiting for you, Listening for you, Watching for you, Wishing for you and one day in the future, when GOD decides and through JESUS CHRIST. On that day Joyce, I shall be with Him and again, be near you…