As seen on GodVine, "I sat at my desk
staring at the letter for a long time.
It was written by a friend of mine who
was going through some difficult times.
It listed problem after problem and
seemed full of despair.
It ended with these words: "I would
like to have faith, but I have always had a problem in
believing in what I can't see. You can't see God, you know!"
After awhile I still hadn't thought of how to answer my friend's
letter and help him. Hoping a walk would help, I put a lease on one
of my dogs and headed out the back door.
The warm, golden sunshine of Spring warmed my face as soon
as I stepped off the porch. A fresh breeze carried the scent of a
thousand budding trees on it.
A butterfly danced above a patch of dandelions floating from
flower to flower.
Robins were flying back and forth to the Maple tree in my
backyard carrying fresh grass and twigs to reline their
Across the road my new neighbor's children were playing in her
backyard with a big ball. It was such a delight seeing her toddler
chasing after it with such joy.
I felt a nuzzle against my leg and looked down to see my dog
cuddling in for a hug. I smiled and scratched his head while the
laughter of the children and the sound of crickets in the woods
blended together to create a unique and beautiful music.
I started to walk back inside and saw my own son grinning at
me from the window.
Most of the world could only see his mental handicaps, but
when I looked at him then his eyes sparkled with a divine light.
I waved to him and laughed when his older sister snuck up
behind him and wrapped him in a loving hug.
When I got back inside, I knew what to write.
I went to my friend's letter and wrote of everything I had just
seen, smelled, heard, and felt in those brief moments outside.
Then I finished by writing this:
'I think we all can see God! We just need to know where to