Run Through The Rain  

jaimeOOO69 53F
278 posts
8/1/2006 3:24 pm

Last Read:
8/28/2006 4:58 pm

Run Through The Rain

This was sent to me by a co-worker who is like a brother to me. In fact this email makes it's round once a year, but it is always worth reading as a reminder

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 of
rain
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
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?" Momasked.

"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 if 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 need a washing," Mom said.

The crowd watched 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 opportunities to make memories everyday. To everythingthere is a
season and a time to every purpose under heaven.

I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.



kittys4me2 55M

8/1/2006 7:41 pm

To everythingthere is a
season and a time to every purpose under heaven.

So True,thanks for posting.


Become a member to create a blog