A woman went shopping at Wal-Mart with her six-year old daughter. It was pouring outside. They stood with other shoppers under the awning inside the door. The little girl spoke up, “Mom, let’s run through the rain.” “What?” Mom asked. “Let’s run through the rain,” she repeated. “No, honey. We’ll wait until it slows down a bit,” Mom replied.
The child waited a minute and repeated: “Mom, let’s run through the rain.” “We’ll get soaked,” Mom said. “No, we won’t, Mom. That’s not what you said this morning,” the young girl said as she tugged at her mother’s arm.
“This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?” “Don’t you remember?” said the persistent child. “When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, ‘If God can get us through this, God can get us through anything!’”
The entire crowd stopped dead silent. You couldn’t hear anything but the rain. They all stood silently. Mom paused and thought for a moment. She knew this was an important moment in this little girl’s life. “Honey, you are absolutely right,” she said. “Let’s run through the rain. If God lets us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing.”
Then off they ran. The other shoppers stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few of the others who had been waiting for the rain to stop who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars. They needed washing too.
Do YOU need washing? Run through the rain the next chance that you have!
GOD SENDS US HOPE IN THE MOST DESPERATE MOMENTS. THE HEAVIEST RAIN COMES OUT OF THE DARKEST CLOUDS!