The faith of a child. Innocent. Simple. Refreshing.
Storms of life. Lightning. Thunder. Rain and Wind.
And a child sees the hand of God in the lightning.
"God is Taking My Picture"
Little Emily Marie walked to and from school daily, quite a feat for a second grader.
The weather this morning was questionable and clouds were forming, as she made her daily trek to the John Robinson Elementary School.
As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, and it began to thunder and lightning.
Emily Marie's mother Mary Beth was concerned that Emily would be frightened as she walked home from school, and she also feared that the electrical storm might be dangerous.
The lightning cut the sky like a flaming sword, followed by the booming thunder, with the intervals showing the storm was getting closer.
Full of concern, Mary Beth quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her daughter's school.
As she did so, she saw Emily Marie walking along, but at each flash of lightning, she would stop, look up and smile.
Another and another were to follow quickly and with each flash, her Emily Marie would stop, look at the streak of lightning, and smile.
When mom's car pulled up beside her little girl, she lowered the window and called to her:
"What are you doing?"
"Why do you keep stopping?"
Emily Marie answered:
"I am trying to look pretty."
"God keeps taking my picture."
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