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Need Washing?Posted by Deanie "CharlesAngel" on September 13, 2009 at 8:10pm
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> A little girl had been
> shopping with her mother. She must have been about 6 years
> old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of
> innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that
> gushes over the top of rain
> gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has
> no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the
> awning and just inside the door of the store.
> We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature
> messed up their hurried day I am always
> mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight
> of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.
> Memories of running, splashing so carefree as this
> little girl came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the
> worries of my day.
> The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic
> trance we were all caught in.
> 'Mom let's run
> through the rain,' she said.
> 'What?'
> Her mother asked.
> 'Let's run through the rain!' She repeated.
> 'No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a
> bit,' her mother replied.
> This young child waited about another minute and repeated:
> 'Mom, let's
> run through the rain.'
> 'We'll get soaked if we do,' her mother
> 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?' Her mother asked.
> 'Don't you remember? When you were talking to
> Daddy about his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us
> through this, He can get us through anything!'
> The entire crowd stopped dead silent. You couldn't hear
> anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came or
> left in the next few minutes.
> The mother paused
> and thought for a moment about what she should say. Now some
> would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might
> even ignore what she said. But this was a moment of
> affirmation in a young child's life. A time when
> innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into
> faith.
> 'Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through
> the rain. If GOD let's us get wet, well maybe we just
> needed washing,' the mother said.
> Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and
> laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the
> puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just
> in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few
> who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their
> cars.
> And yes, I did too. I ran. I got wet. I needed
> washing.
> Circumstances or people can take away your material
> possessions, they can take away your money, and they can
> take away your health. But no one can ever take away your
> precious memories....So, don't forget to make time and
> take the opportunity to make memories everyday. To
> everything there is a season and a time to every purpose
> under heaven.
> They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an
> hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an
> entire lifetime to forget them.

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