Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. 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, 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 on the stump 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 on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Let's be more aware of all the choices, situations, twists and turns that brought us to this place right here and now. They May Be Miracles.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Miracle I Need

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we had gone to Pigeon Forge and had seen a show called "The Miracle" at "The Miracle Theater."  There were many times throughout the show that I was overcome, overwhelmed, amazed, and in wonder.  My mother-in-law ordered the soundtrack to the show and brought it to me yesterday to share...I was reminded instantly of the powerful - sometimes very real performance.  Maybe some of you have experienced moments in your life where it was very difficult for you to share exactly what you were feeling and thinking (I have another blog that I haven't been able to write yet because of this same sentiment) - well, I'll do my best to tell you this much:  I sat in that theater watching, no, involved within, this show and was so overwhelmed with the feeling that I was witnessing THE TRUTH...the truth that I try not to focus on daily because it's all too real and too much to fathom.  I try to live the best life I can and give praise and honor to Jesus...but sometimes it's just too much to try to think about eternity and what it all means.  I sat in this theater in tears many times just so aware of the truth being poured into and encompassing my soul.  These are the only meager words I can use to explain the magnitude of "The Miracle."

I sit here and write a blog titled "May Be Miracles;" I can't not take the opportunity to highlight this amazing song from the show.  Please take a moment and click on the link below to watch one song from "The Miracle" called "The Miracle I Need."  (Taken out of context of course so not nearly as powerful as seeing the whole show...but still...worth a watch).

Peace to all who read here.


veterankindergartenteacher said...

You are right Dustine. This is so powerful. I can only imagine what the entire show was like. Thanks so much for sharing.


LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

I love that!

May Be Miracles said...

Glad you had the moment to enjoy it - blessings to you too! Dustine

May Be Miracles said...

So glad you had a minute to watch it too! It's great, isn't it?
Take care...Dustine