Class of 1956, Centerville High School, Centerville, IA

The Rain
  Compliments of Bonnie Worthington
  Mon Apr 25 21:50:38 2005


The Rain Image
(Note: Street in photo may be getting wet.)

One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets
of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick.

Suddenly, my daughter, Aspen, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat.
"Dad, I'm thinking of something."

This announcement usually meant she had been pondering some
fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that her six-year-old mind had
discovered. I was eager to hear.

"What are you thinking?" I asked.

"The rain! ;" she began, "is like sin, and the windshield
wipers are like God wiping our sins away."

After the chill bumps raced up my arms I was able to respond.
"That's really good, Aspen."

Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this little girl take
this revelation? So I asked... "Do you notice how the rain
keeps on coming? What does that tell you?"

Aspen didn't hesitate one moment with her answer:
"We keep on sinning, and God just keeps on forgiving us."

I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on.
In order to see the rainbow, you must first endure some rain.

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  Writing Courtesy of Bonnie Worthingon, Suffolk, VA.  
Posted by James L. Steele.  

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Created: July 28, 2005 JSteele   From the Little Apple, Manhattan, KS
Updated: July 28, 2005 JSteele