Wednesday, October 15, 2008

241. Let us Run, Mommy!

It is rainy season in my hometown "Nagercoil".I was out on a shopping spree and I made the big mistake of not carrying an Umbrella with me. The rain started to pour and hence I was waiting under the shelter in front of the supermarket. That is when, She caught my attention.

She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful short hair,pink-face Image of innocence. Her Mom looked like someone with a heavy heart. Not that she was old. She looked like a Mom.

It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the tops of raingutters, so much in a hurry to hit the Earth it has no time to flow downthe spout. Drains in the nearby parking lot were filled to capacity and some were blocked so that huge puddles made lakes around parked cars.

We all stood there under the awning and just inside the door of supermarket. We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rain fall. I get lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.

Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child come pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day. Her voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in. "Mom, let's run through the rain," she said."What?" Mom asked.

"Let's run through the rain!" she repeated."No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.This young child waited about another minute and repeated her statement."Mom. Let's run through the rain.""We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.

"No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning," the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm."This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?"

"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer,you said, "If God can get us through this, He can get us through anything!" The entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain.

We all stood silently. No one came or left in the next few minutes. Her Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say.Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said.

But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith."Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If God lets us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said. Then off they ran.

We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes through the puddles. They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked. But they were followed by a few believers who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars. Perhaps inspired by their faith and trust.

Many ran that night.But only two people will share that precious moment when they ran through the rain believing that God would get them through. And Yes, I did. I ran too. I got wet. I needed washing.

"If God can get us through this ,he can get us through anything"



  1. This is a very touching post with a wonderful message!


  2. Inspiring post Chriz!

    However, Im not sure if it's God that gets us thru our toughest times...I believe its our own strong willpower.

    Just like how they ran in the rain...cos there was a Will to do it.


  3. This is a brilliant post!!
    I smiled.

  4. absolutely loved this post Chriz.....One thing I hate with so called elder mature people is that they do not take children's words seriously as it will kill their ego and hurt their pride big time to do so....Seldom do people know that God (or rather his message) comes across very clearly in the innocent questions and statements of these kids. And I love getting wet in the rain.....I do that all the time....except when I am going for work.....Its a lovely feeling.....I guess I'll never grow up and I don't want to :)

  5. Simply Beautiful !
    I guess thats says it all.

  6. I totally agree with Keshi...(tho I really dunno her)
    But a really beautiful post Chriss!

  7. @arti
    thank you very much... trying my hand in other forms of the humor cells a little break

  8. @keshi
    God surely gets us through in the tough times.. that will power that we have is not ours. its provided by god..

  9. @solitaire
    getting a comment like this from solitaire made me smile too

  10. @priti
    innocent words from kids can sometimes be so strong and thought provoking..
    even i dont wanna grow.. even if i want to , its too late

  11. Wow! A beautiful message given through the pure mind of a child! Wonderful! Keep up the good work! :)

  12. hey this is a beautiful post, and lovely msg :)

  13. Whoa ! That was amazing !!

    I always love your offbeat non-funny, serious posts ! They never fail to make you happy !


  14. @sins
    keshi is an amazing writer.. check her blog.. and thanks for spending some time after a while

  15. @archana
    glad that it weaved a link

  16. @tara
    welkum... trying out other measures in my writing style

  17. @vidya
    thanks for stopping by.. do come in again

  18. @cinderella
    thats how i prepare myself for the funny posts.. just to fluctuate between different emotions...

    thank you girl

  19. thnks for the blogroling. :) wl add ya to my list as well

  20. @vidya
    haha thats tit for tat.. showers of blog roll love flowing in full flow

  21. OMG..ur post reminded me of my cancer-stricken relative


    I want to be a kid again..really

  22. @swati
    thank you swati... hope he relative is fine now

  23. Nice post!! Was smiling in the end!!

  24. @thoorika
    smile on.. keep coming

  25. My gosh!! I haven't hrd a much more inspiring and sweeter tale than this....loved it :)

  26. tat was a very touching post chriz

    loved tat re :)

  27. :)) Beautiful :))

    I also ran in the rain a few days back. People on roads, in cars kept staring as if I was a freak. But who cares. Felt great. Felt very liberating :D

  28. waaaa no... awwwww... u don undershtand???

  29. Chris Kept ur words what u said ove the phone .. This post really moved me and thats a fact that faith in him can make wonders !!! Kudos u really rock

  30. Shes one brave lady braving breast cancer..she just rocks! Her faith stands rock solid despite the depressing chemo sessions..thnx
    I always derive inspiration frm her :)

  31. @meghna
    that was such a sweet comment. thank you

    the post served its purpoe i guess. keep coming girlie

  32. @urv
    thats cool... now i just ran and came.. this reply is typed wit full of sweaty fingers

  33. @anusha

    maapilai.. deepavaliku oootuku varuvein...

  34. @swatz
    let her have good painless future

  35. not wowieeeeeeeeee.... awwwwwwww god... i don like illiterate pplz :P

  36. @anusha
    wowie god was my erhh..

  37. hey good post Prason!

  38. @doreen
    welkum to this page.. keep coming...:)

  39. Amazing post...i just wish we dint become so complicated as we grew up...children are soo carefree and true!

  40. wowwwwwww :)
    completely inspiring!

    i got washed in that :) soaked n cleansed..

    heeee, though hettyn wet for me has a lotta connotations ;)

  41. If God is giving us that power in us, why isnt it equally distributed to everyone?


  42. @scribblers. haha

    we are also evry simple creatures.. the problem is we think too much and arrive at a solution.. the children come to the solution in the simplest way

    i know... you and your lovely thoughts.. same innocent thoughst here too..

  43. @keshi

    God is not partial....

    But he gives different talents to each one of us..

    we guage and measure these talents and question God...
    we use our earthly mind and measures and come to a conclusion that one talent is more worthy than the other..

    Most of us find the talents and execute.. Most of us never take the next step..

    God wants us to strive and try and not be so very lazy.. thats y the unequal distrbution (in our eyes) where as it is actually equally distributed

  44. relly touched my heart... :)
    beautifully penned..

    ur blogrolled..

    er.. u've been blogrolled for quite sometime now...


  45. ty Chriz. but ur 2nd comment was contarditory to ur first comment :)

    **Most of us find the talents and execute.. Most of us never take the next step..

    **God wants us to strive and try and not be so very lazy..

    So if we are to TRY, then in the end it's our own WILL POWER isnt it?


  46. @s
    thanks for blogrolling.. will hop down to ur page and visit ya. thank ya..


    contradicting statements?
    the will power thingie?

    the approach was different in how we take it..
    i believe that the will power that we have is provided by GOD.. so it solves the case

  47. Ahh... mon Cheri... though a good inspirational piece i have lost my ability to believe in these things... i'm not a cynic but might as well have been.


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