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    Sunday, December 26, 2004  
Childlike faith

This is another Coach Helen Chen's email inspirational letters. I've been enjoying so much of her letters lately and I thought I'd copy it here again:

The Scary Storm

A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though
the weather that morning was questionable and clouds
were forming, she made her daily trip to school.

As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up,
along with thunder and lightning. The mother of the
little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be
frightened as she walked home from school, and she
herself feared that the electrical storm might harm
her child. Following the roar of thunder, lightning,
like a flaming sword would cut through the sky.

Full of concern, the mother quickly got in her car
and drove along the route to her child's school.

As she did so, she saw her little girl walking along,
but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop,
look up and smile. Another and another were to follow
quickly, each with the little girl stopping, looking
up and smiling.

Finally, the mother called over to her child and
asked, "what are you doing?" The child answered,
"smiling, God just keeps taking pictures of me."


First of all, I have received this story through a
friend. I don't know its validity and have no idea
who wrote it and told it. But, I don't think that is
important. It is a story of illustration and we can
extract the essence and toss out the unimportant things.

This girl has so much faith in that God loves her.

In fact, she might have been told so many times of
how the Heavenly Father loved her and adored her that
when she saw the lightening from heaven, she
associated it with the flashes coming from her loving
parents on earth. So, she gave her best smiles
everytime there was lightening.

Now, you and I may have gone through disappointments
and storms in life many times that when we see the
lightening we begin to hide, we go back to our place
of security. We don't want to get toasted and harmed.

But, God may be calling us to trust in Him again with
a child-like faith.

You see, we have been taught and trained to be wise
through the storms in life. But, in the process, the
enemy might have mixed in some unbelief and fear.

As you set your goals for your next year, would you
add as one of your goals to have child-like faith and
step into more unkown to let Him lead you into the
paths that you've never walked on before to reach your
path of destiny?

Love drives out fear. Ask God to let you understand
to a greater extent of His love this coming year. I
remember years ago, I prayed this particular prayer,
and through it God expanded my understanding of His
love and took me on a great journey to trust Him more.
For this coming year, I am praying this prayer again,
because it is such a wonderful thing to experience
more of His love. My friend, will you also do
the same and pray the same prayer? I am sure, by this
time next year, you will have great stories of faith
to tell your friends and your relationship with Him
will never be the same.

    As seen by Susan @ 5:05 PM

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