A father takes his son out into the woods to make him a man. His dad wraps a blindfold on him and gives him very specific instructions.
1.) He has to sit on the tree stump all night long.
2.) The blindfold cannot come off until morning.
3.) No other boys are to be told of this experience, as they must each come to manhood on their own
Dead set on becoming a man, the terrified boy spends the long, lonesome night in the woods surrounded by scary noises and wild beasts.
After what seemed like forever, the morning sun finally rolled in and the boy removed his blindfold, shocked at who he found next to him: his father.
Though the boy had no clue, his father had actually been waiting by him the whole night, watching over him and protecting him from harm.
This story is relatable for all of us in relationship with God.
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.