Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Watch The Rain

One rainy afternoon, I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.

Suddenly, my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat. "Dad, I'm thinking of something."

This announcement, usually meant she had been pondering some fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that her six-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.

"What are you thinking?" I asked.

"The rain! ;" she began, "is like sin, and the windshield wipers, are like God wiping our sins away."

After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond. "That's really good, Aspen.."
Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this little girl take this revelation? So I asked... "Do you notice how the rain keeps on coming? What does that tell you?"

Aspen didn't hesitate one moment with her answer: "We keep on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us."

I will always remember this, whenever I turn my wipers on.

In order to see the Rainbow, you must first endure some Rain.


hip chick said...

Beautiful. We are so lucky to have such a forgiving God.

April said...

Oh, I LOVE that!

Tara said...

I LOVE this Denise. Thank you so much for sharing! You unwavering faith is such an example for me. Thank you!

Bogie said...

Very nice. :)

Debbie said...

Spoken from the mouths of babes. Thanks for sharing Denise. I can't wait for the rainbow.

Love you,

LisaShaw said...

Oh Denise, your daughter is so precious! Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm praying for you dear sister and I love and appreciate you very much.

Gretchen said...

Very true. Nice.

Peggy said...

ohhh that's so wonderful Denise! Love you and all the rain & rainbows that will now have a very special meaning!
I'll continue to look for the rainbow. Sending a prayer & a hug.


Bernadine said...

Beautiful analogy!

RCUBEs said...

You always share great stories sister, like this one. Thank you for sharing. Been busy today, so just taking some time to say "hi" to you and God bless.

Anne L.B. said...

Thank you, Denise, for the gift you've now given me in Michigan's plentiful, oft-dreary rain.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

What an awesome analogy. And it came from the mouth of a six-year old. Wow!