Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Running thru the Rain

I got this story in my email this week...and thought I would share. It's such a good reminder to enjoy the little things in life and trust God.

> A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must have
> been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired,
> freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of
> rain that gushes over the top ofrain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit
> the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there
> under the awning and just inside the door of the Target.
> We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up
> their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the
> sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the
> world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came
> pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.
> The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were
> all caught in 'Mom let's run through the rain,'
> she said. 'What?' Mom asked.
> 'Let's run through the rain!' She repeated
> 'No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit,' Mom replied.
> This young child waited about another minute and repeated: 'Mom, let's
> run through the rain,'
> 'We'll get soaked if we do,' Mom said.
> 'No, we won't, Mom.. That's not what you said this morning,' the young
> girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm
> This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get
> wet?
> 'Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer,
> you said, 'If God can get us through this, he can get us through
> anything!'
> The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything
> but the rain. We all stood silently... No one came or left in the next
> few minutes...Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would
> say. Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some
> might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in
> a young child's life.. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so
> that it will bloom into faith.
> 'Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD
> let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed
> washing,' Mom said.
> Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they
> darted past the cars and yes, through the
> puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case.
> They got soaked. But they were followed by a few who screamed and
> laughed like children all the way to their cars.
> And yes, I did.. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.
> Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they
> can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one
> can ever take away your precious memories....So, don't forget to make
> time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday. To everything
> there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. I HOPE YOU


Odie Langley said...

Hi Nicole,
What a great story with such a powerful message. Too often we worry and fret when trusting God is the last thing on our mind. We need to keep God up front and rely on Him to help us through anything no matter how difficult we may think it is. Thanks for sharing it.


Hello Nicole,
God is the greatest.amazing story. I got a chance to visit west africa last month and I can tell you that God does not forget anybody.Thanks for sharing