A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was
questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the
afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning.
The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as
she walked home from school. She also feared the electrical storm might harm her
child. Full of concern, the mother got into her car and quickly drove along the route
to her child's school. As she did, she saw her little girl walking along.
At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile. More lightning
followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and
When the mother drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called,
"What are you doing?"
The child answered, "I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my