Smiling at the Storm
A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though the weather that
morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek
to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped
up, along with thunder and lightning.
The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be
frightened as she walked home from school, and she herself feared that
the electrical storm might harm her child. Following the roar of thunder,
lightning, like a flaming sword, would cut through the sky.
Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the
route to her child's school. As she did so, she saw her little girl
walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look
and smile. Another and another were to follow quickly, each with the little
girl stopping, looking at the streak of light and smiling.
Finally, the mother called her over to the car and asked, "What are you
doing?" The child answered, "God just keeps taking pictures of me.