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Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?
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 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 beside us. Whatever challenages you might be face right now, know that God is not out of your reach.
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.'