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                Lessons In Trust...

There is a story of a young boy, perhaps seven or eight.
       Who brought dinner to his father who was working late.
The father was digging for water in a well dark and deep.
       He was working late and ignoring his need for rest and sleep.
The young boy stood at the edge, looking into the dark hole,
       unable to see his father who stood just twenty feet below.
"Dad! Iíve got your dinner," the boy said from up above.
       "Thanks Son. Just drop it down," the father replied with love.
"But dad, I canít see you. How do I know youíre there?"
       "Iím right here. Just trust me. Iíll catch it with tender care."

"And knowing mom, Iíll bet she packed enough for you too.
       So together, we could eat dinner!" "She did, Dad! Thatís true!"
"Then go ahead and jump in son, Iíll catch you, youíll see.
       And we can enjoy dinner and spend some time, you and me."
"But Dad, I canít see you. How do I know youíre there?"
       "Iím right here. Just trust me. Iíll catch you with tender care."
The little boy jumped in and into the darkness he fell.
       Down into the blackened shaft of the soon to be water well.
Then into the grasp of his father the little boy came to rest.
       Cradled and held tight in the father's strong arms and chest.

Now, that little story is true. Far more than you may think.
       For that story is about you when youíve stood upon your brink.
This simple story repeats itself almost every day of your life.
       Simple lessons in trust that come to you, from day to day strife.
Opportunities to relearn to trust the Father. So simple, yet so profound.
       But when learned, propels you forward, like a rocket from the ground.
For to him who will trust the Father, even when he cannot see;
       to him is gained an unusual confidence ...that will last an eternity.
"But Father, I can't see you. How do I know you're there?"
       "I'm right here. Just trust Me. I'll catch you with tender care!"

"...whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe." Proverbs 29:25

"And again the third time they did hear the voice, and did open their ears to hear it; and their eyes were towards the sound thereof; and they did look steadfastly towards heaven, from whence the sound came. And behold, the third time they did understand the voice which they heard; and it said unto them: Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name: hear ye him...they cast their eyes towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them...And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying: Behold, I am Jesus Christ whom the prophets testified shall come into the world." 3 Hephi 11

       Officer Samuel Jeppsen #3751 (Ret) R# 140, July 26th, 2003   www.LDSCOPS.com


 

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