Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Stump

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 

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 there, 
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, 
our Heavenly Father 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 

'For we walk by faith, not by sight.' 
(2 Corinthians 5:7)

'In God We Trust'


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Jennifer said...

What a powerful little story. Sometimes it is hard to trust what you do not see, which makes faith all that much harder but well worth it. I'm so glad there is a father watching over me.

Jenny said...

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