As the drought continued for what seemed to be 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 town’s way of life.
As the problem became more acute, the town’s headman called for a prayer meeting to intercede for rain.
Many people arrived. The pastor greeted most of them as they filled in. As he walked to the front of the room to officially begin the meeting he noticed that most people were chatting across the aisles and socializing with friends.
As he reached the front, his eyes scanned the crowd and he called for silence. 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. 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 the universe to answer.
~ Author Unknown
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr