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Blind Faith, A Parable
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indianyouth'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.
He cannot tell the other boys of thisexperience because each lad must comeinto manhood on his own.The boy is naturally terrified. He hears all ypes of noises Wild beasts must surelybe all around him. Maybe even some humanmight 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 sunappeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered hisfather 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 haveto do is reach out to Him.
'For we walk by faith, not by sight.' ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~
Author Anonymous, dedicated to My Sister, April
Blind Faith Fine Art by Lisa M. Cliff, Find Your Bliss!