A six year old girl had been shopping with her mother in a departmental store. It was raining heavily outside, so they waited silently at the door along with other shoppers, for the rain to stop. Suddenly the girl said to her mother “Mom, let’s run through the rain” What?!” the mother exclaimed. “Let’s run through the rain!” the child repeated. “No honey. We’ll wait until it slows down a bit”, the mother replied. A minute later the child said once again: “Mom, let’s run through the rain.” “We’ll get soaked if we do”, said the worried mother.
“No, we won’t, Mom. That’s not what you said this morning,” the little girl said as she tugged at her mother’s arm. “This morning? What did I say this morning?” asked the perplexed mother. “Don’t you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his losing his job, you said, ‘If God can get us through this, he can get us through anything’.” The crowd fell silent. The only sound that could be heard was that of the rain. The lady thought for a moment and said: “Honey, You’re right. Let’s run through the rain. If God lets us get wet, well, maybe we just needed washing” So off they ran. The shoppers stood there, watching and laughing as they darted past cars and through puddles. Many of them too ran out, got soaked and giggled all the way to their cars. – Anonymous. Read from The Speaking Tree.