The Blindfold

The Blindfold

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.”

 

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Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website, Heading Home.

 

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  1. I loved this, Lynn!! Especially after a few months ago God had given me a revelation of this very thing. You see, I used to think…big deal…so what… God is with us…That’s well and good, but I need a hero…a Savior. Someone to rescue you me. I didn’t understand the importance of Him being with me even though I have been born again since May 9th 1980. It wasn’t always like that, just the last few years I’d forgotten the importance of him being with me. That He never leaves me nor forsakes me. Then recently, when my husband was diagnosed with diabetes and we were standing at the pharmacy counter looking at all the pills and stuff, I was overwhelmed. Would we get it right? What if we forget? etc. From the corner of my eye, I noticed my friend standing there and I felt such relief. I motioned for her to come and stand with us. She never said a word, she was just there. That’s when I understood how huge it is having God standing right there with us, in us. If He never does another thing for me, just knowing He’s there is huge for me. My life hasn’t been the same since. I’m happy again. Confident again, knowing He is there for me no matter what. So, thank you for sharing this story. I’ll treasure it. (((MEGA HUGS)))

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