TAUGHT TO BELIEVE IN......


SHE  WAS  7;  IN  SINGING CLASS  IN  SCHOOL  SHE  WOULD  STOP, EYES CLOSED. THE  LITTLE BOY NEXT TO HER SAID, "WHY HAVE YOU STOPPED SINGING?"

"I'M  LISTENING  TO  THE  ANGELS,"  SHE  REPLIED.


FINALLY THE LITTLE GIRL WAS TAKEN TO A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST, AS THE MOTHER  THOUGHT  CORRECT  TO  DO.


THE  PSYCHOLOGIST ASKED HER WHAT SHE HEARD, AND SHE ANSWERED "ANGELS."

HE SAID TO HER,  "DO YOU BELIEVE IN ANGELS?"  TO  WHICH  SHE REPLIED YES SHE DID.

HE THEN ASKED HER IF SHE BELIEVED IN GOD.

"YES I DO," WAS HER REPLY.

"HOW  DO YOU KNOW THERE IS A GOD?"  THE PSYCHOLOGIST ASKED.

"I  JUST  DO,  DON'T  YOU  BELIEVE  IN  GOD?"


"CHILDREN  HAVE  TO  BE  TAUGHT  THERE  IS  A  GOD," WAS HIS SOMEWHAT INDIGNANT RELPY.


THE ABOVE WAS JUST PART OF A "TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL" EPISODE FROM THE TV SERIES OF SOME YEARS BACK.


THERE WAS OF COURSE MUCH MORE TO THE WHOLE STORY OF THAT ONE EPISODE.


I WAS BORN IN A SMALL LITTLE VILLAGE IN SOUTH WALES, WITHIN A LITERAL STONES THROW WAS COUNTRYSIDE, WITH BIG TREES, GRASS, WILD FLOWERS, BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS, A RAMBLING STREAM, A FEW HORSES. I LOVED THAT PEACEFUL AREA. THERE WAS JUST SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT IT, TO MY MIND OF A 3,4,5, YEAR OLD CHILD.


THERE  WAS  SOMETHING  ABOUT  IT  THAT  IMPRESSED  MY  MIND.  THE  CATERPILLARS  WOULD  WALK  OVER  MY  SKIN,  WITH  A  SOFT  SLOW  WALK,  THAT  FELT  SO  NICE.  I  WOULD  LOOK  CLOSELY  AT  THEM,  AND  HOW  THEY  WERE  MADE.  I'D  LOOK  CLOSELY  AT  THE  BUTTERFLIES  WHEN  THEY  WERE  NOT  FLYING,  BUT  STOOD  QUIETLY  ON  A  LEAVE OF  A  BUSH,  AND  BE  AMAZED  AT  THEIR  BEAUTY  AND  JUST HOW THEY WERE.  THE  VARIOUS  BIRDS  WITH  THEIR  VARIOUS  WAYS  OF  FLYING,  WERE  FASCINATING  TO  WATCH.


EVERYTHING  WAS  GLORIOUS  AND  WONDERFUL  TO  MY  YOUNG  MIND.


I  GOT  INTO  BIG  TROUBLE  FROM  THE  MILKMAN  ONE  DAY.  IT  WAS  THE  TIME  WHEN  THE  MILKMAN  STILL  HAD  HORSE  AND  CART;  THE  MILK  WOULD  BE  DELIVERED  TO  YOUR  DOORSTEP.  HE'D  TRAINED  HIS HORSE  WHEN  COMING  FROM  THE  BACK  OF  THE  HOUSE  [AFTER  HE'D  PUT  THE  MILK  ON  THE  BACK-DOORSTEP]  TO  "CLICK"  WITH  HIS  MOUTH  AND  THE  HORSE  WOULD  START  TO  MOVE  FORWARD  TO  THE  NEXT  HOUSE,  THEN  HE'D  SAY  "WHOA"  AND  HIS  HORSE  WOULD  STOP  AT  THE  NEXT  HOUSE;  THEN  HE  WOULD  GO  AND  DELIVER  MILK  TO  THE  BACK-DOOR  STEP. 

I  WAITED  FOR  HIM  TO  DISAPPEAR  ROUND  THE  BACK  OF  THE  HOUSE,  AND  "CLICKED"  WITH  MY  MOUTH.  THE  HORSE  MOVED  FORWARD,  BUT  NO  "WHOA"  CAME  SO  THE  HORSE  CONTINUED  TO  WALK.  BY  THE  TIME  THE  MILKMAN  CAME  AROUND  TO  THE  FRONT  OF  THE  HOUSE,  HIS  HORSE  WAS  THREE  HOUSES  AWAY  FROM  HIM.


OH,  DID  I  GET  A  GOOD  TONGUE  THRASHING  FROM  HIM.  I  NEVER  DID  IT  AGAIN.


MY  PARENTS  MOVED  TO  YORKSHIRE,  ENGLAND  WHEN  I  WAS  5.  THEY  ENROLLED  ME  IN  A  "CHURCH  OF  ENGLAND"  SCHOOL.  THE  VERY  FIRST  DAY  AND  HOUR  WE  WERE  GIVEN  A  BIBLE.  WE  WERE  TOLD  TO  OPEN  TO  THE  VERY  BEGINNING,  AND  THE  TEACHER  READ,  "IN  THE  BEGINNING  GOD  CREATED  THE  HEAVENS  AND  EARTH."


WOW  IT  WAS  LIKE  TURNING  ON  A  LIGHT  SWITCH.....THE  LIGHT  WENT  ON  IN  MY  MIND.


"YES,  OH  YES,  WOW,  THAT  IS  THE  ANSWER......THERE  IS  A  GOD,  A  SOMEBODY  GREATER  AND  BIGGER  THAN  EVERYTHING  I  COULD  SEE  ALL  AROUND  ME.  HE  MADE  EVERYTHING  LARGE  AND  SMALL."


I  BELIEVED  IN  GOD  FROM  THAT  VERY  DAY.  NO  I  DID  NOT  HAVE  TO  BE  TAUGHT  THERE  WAS  A  GOD,  IN  SOME  DELIBERATE  MANNER.  I  JUST  KNEW  NOW  FOR  SURE  THERE  WAS  A  GOD.


CREATION  ALL  AROUND  ME,  FROM  THE  LADYBUG,  TO  THE  BUTTERFLY,  TO  THE  BIRDS,  AND  TO  THE  STARS  IN  HEAVEN,  PROVED  TO  MY  MIND  OF  5  YEARS  OLD,  THERE  WAS  A  GOD.  THE  REST  OF  GENESIS  ONE,  JUST  ADDED  MORE  PROOF.


I  WAS  NOT  "TAUGHT"  BY  MY  PARENTS  THERE  WAS  A  GOD.  I  WAS  NOT  "TAUGHT"  BY  WHOEVER  THAT  THERE  WAS  A  GOD.  CREATION  AND  READING  THOSE  WORDS  IN  GENESIS  1:1  .....  AND  I  JUST  KNEW  THERE  WAS  A  GOD.


IT  WAS  SOME  YEARS  LATER  THAT  I  READ  WHERE  JESUS  SAID,  "UNLESS  YOU  BECOME  AS  LITTLE  CHILDREN,  YOU  CANNOT  ENTER  THE  KINGDOM  OF  GOD."


WE  MAY  HAVE  QUESTIONS  IN  OUR  MIND  THAT  MAY  NOT  BE  ANSWERED  IN  THIS  LIFETIME,  BUT  SIMPLE  CHILDLIKE  BELIEF  THAT  THERE  IS  A  GOD,  OVER-RIDES  ANY  UN-ANSWERED  QUESTIONS.  SOMETHINGS  WE  MAY  NOT  KNOW  TODAY,  THE  ANSWERS  MAY  HAVE  TO  WAIT  FOR  THE  AGE  TO  COME;  BUT  A  SIMPLE  FAITH  BASED  UPON  CREATION,  CAN  TODAY  PROVE  THERE  IS  A  GOD.

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