“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

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 survives the night, he is a man.

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.

Just because you can’t see God doesn’t mean He is not there.

–author unknown

4 Responses to Never Alone

  1. Christoph Gradler says:

    Thanks , great example to remember in dark times. …

  2. may ann bretana says:

    Very inspiring story! Praise God!.
    Thank you and God bless for sharing this:)

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Great message! Dispels doubt whether God is really there for us in those lonely times of fear and uncertainty. Thank you!

  4. Diana JOHN says:

    Thank you friends for this beautiful example of God’s presence. How we fail to understand each time that He is with us. Father forgive us for not trusting in you.

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