Do You Carry Your Umbrella?

As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the townspeople's way of life.

As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain.

cracked dry earth drought



Many people arrived. The pastor greeted most of them as they filed in.

As he walked to the front of the church to officially begin the meeting he noticed most people were chatting across the aisles and socializing with friends.

When he reached the front his thoughts were on quieting the attendees and starting the meeting.

His eyes scanned the crowd as he asked for quiet. He noticed an eleven year-old girl sitting quietly in the front row. Her face was beaming with excitement.

Next to her, poised and ready for use, was a bright red umbrella.

red umbrella

The little girl's beauty and innocence made the pastor smile as he realized how much faith she possessed. No one else in the congregation had brought an umbrella.

All came to pray for rain.

But the little girl had come expecting God to answer.




"It's impossible!" said Pride.

"It's risky!" said Experience

"It's pointless!!" said Reason

"Give it a try!" said the Heart.

girl pink hat smiling

The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you are no longer willing to stay where you are now.


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