What Are You Expecting?
By Kay • April 7, 2015
As a drought continued for what seemed 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 townspeople's way of life.
As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to
ask for rain.
Many people arrived. The pastor greeted most of them as they filed in. As he
walked to the front of the church to officially begin the meeting he noticed
most people were chatting across the aisles and socializing with friends.
When he reached the front his thoughts were on quieting the attendees and
starting the meeting.
His eyes scanned the crowd as he asked for quiet. 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 God to
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