Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cherokee Indian Legend

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's right 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 him...at watch...the entire night.

We are never alone. Even when we do not know it, our Heavenly 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

6 comments:

  1. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    HELLO SUPER LISA !
    I FIND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE VERYYYYY BEAUTIFUL !
    THE PHOTOS WITH THAT LOVELY BIRD ( we don't have the same at all in France )are MAGNIFICENTS ( i adore Animals...We can understand so much from them ! )

    About the sad experience i lived ( and all is fine ^^ ) in never never talk about it...People ask me that everyday...Talking about that, is like live again what happened....It 's past...

    HAVE A MAGICAL DAY FULLS OF GIFTS AT ANY POINTS OF VIEW !
    KISSES !


    JEAN-PIERRE MATTEI
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  3. That was a great story. I never heard it before. Very inspirational.

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  5. Here is a link to a song that was inspired by this legend.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UJ7DUVz4E4

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