Cherokee Indian Rite of Passage

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Some one sent me this. just thought I would pass it on.

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.
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 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.
Moral of the story:
Just because you can’t see God,  Doesn’t  mean He is not there.
“For we walk by faith,  not by sight.”
If you liked this story, pass it on.
If not, you  took off your blindfold before dawn.

“For we walk by faith,  not by sight.”
In Him, Mike
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