Monday, July 20, 2009


After you read the incredible story below, be sure to leave your prayer requests in the comment section. I will add it to our weekly HB Gathering Group to have others pray for you! Don't carry your burdens alone another day, turn them over to the Lord!

Cherokee Indian Legend
Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage? His dad takes him into the forest –blindfolded-and leaves him...alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night...and not take off the blindfold until the ray of sun shines through it. He is all by himself. 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. Each lad must come into his own manhood. The boy was terrified-could hear all kinds of noise...Beasts were all around him. Maybe even some human would hurt him. The wind blew the grass and earth...and it shook his stump. But he sat stoically - never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could be a man.

Finally, after a horrific night...the sun appeared and he removed his
blindfold. It was then that he saw his father sitting on the stump next to watch...the entire night.

We are never alone. Even when we do not know it, our Father is protecting us...He is sitting on the stump beside us. All we have to do is reach out to Him.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" Joshua 1:9


The Redhead Riter said...

I'm about to go to bed. I will say a prayer for you.

:o) Wishing you a fantastically wonderful Tuesday!

Lisa Petrarca said...


PictureGirl said...

Stopping from SITS to say Hi and I wanted to read The Cherokee Indian Legend. I liked this very much.

Sorry to hear you fell. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Melanie said...

what a beautiful story!
keeping you in my prayers, hope you'll get better soon.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I would so appreciate your prayers about our adoption!
Yaya (Alicia)

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Thanks for stopping by and following me. I am following you back. This legend took my breath away.

My Prayer Request: For continued blessings on my household and private practice. That God will continue to direct my, and my husband's path, and that we be obedient to His guidance. For I know His guidance leads to Total Joy. Amen.

Thank you for taking the time to bless us!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Lisa, I was so inspired by this post, I posted about it. Please take a look. I hope this is okay with you, if not, just let me know and I will take it off. Blessings.

Lisa Petrarca said...

Thank you all for your prayers on my behalf also!

Alicia- I am sending out your prayer request will have tons of people praying for you and your kids!

Robbie- Thank you, I am honored & I am sending your prayer request out today!

Kathryn said...

What a great and inspiring story! Thanks for posting!

I just wanted to let you know I am doing a giveaway of the book "the Love Dare" from the Christian movie Fireproodf.

Come check it out if you want!

RebeccaMom said...

found you through SITS and I was so touched by this post- Thanks! Blessings to you <><