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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rain Video

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Our youth pastor once showed us a really cool video called "Rain." It was made by a guy named Rob Bell. The video is on YouTube so you can check it out there if you want to.
This video was a very simple yet amazing analogy about how God is our Father and will do anything to bring us through our hard times.
Rob was taking his one-year-old son out for a walk around the lake. It started out as a pretty day, but about half-way around the lake, when they were at the farthest point from their house, it started to rain. At first, it was just sprinkling, but then it began to get harder. Rob's son was starting to cry. He put his son's rain jacket hood on him to keep him dry, but the baby had pulled the hood off. It began to pour, and the trees were swaying with the wind. Rob's son began to wail and sob because he was so scared. Rob took the baby out of the back carrier and held him tightly in his arms. As he trudged along, he continuously whispered into his son's ear, "I love you, buddy. We're going to make it. Dad knows the way home. I love you, buddy." Finally, they made it back.
Rob said he wouldn't have traded that experience with his son for anything. It allowed him to show his son just how much he loved him. Think about God this way. Sometimes we go through some hard times, but God is right there holding us and carrying us through it, saying, "I love you. We're going to make it. Dad knows the way home." When we're crying, lost, and all wet, God, our Father, always knows the way home.

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