A Mothers Love.
There were two warring tribes in the
Andes, one that lived in the lowlands
and the other high in the mountains.
The mountain people invaded the
lowlanders one day, and as part
of their plundering of the people,
they kidnapped a baby of one of the
lowlander families and took the infant
with them back up into the mountains.
The lowlanders didn’t know how to
climb the mountain. They didn’t know
any of the trails that the mountain
people used, and they didn’t know
where to find the mountain people or
how to track them in the steep terrain.
Even so, they sent out their best party
of fighting men to climb the mountain
and bring the baby home.
The men tried first one method of
climbing and then another. They
tried one trail and then another. After
several days of effort, however, they
had climbed only several hundred feet.
Feeling hopeless and helpless, the
lowlander men decided that the cause
was lost, and they prepared to return to
their village below.
As they were packing their gear
for the descent, they saw the baby’s
mother walking toward them.
They realized that she was coming down the mountain that they hadn’t figured out
how to climb. And then they saw that she had the baby strapped to her back.
-How could that be?
One man greeted her and said, “We
couldn’t climb this mountain. How did
you do this when we, the strongest and
most able men in the village, couldn’t
She shrugged her shoulders and said,
“It wasn’t your baby.”
-Author Jim Stovall