AUTHOR: Terry Barnes
as the LEAVES kiss the STREAM
... a story about a father and his seventeen-year-old daughter. He is a missionary; she is a problem.
Together they go camping and fly fishing in the Ozarks. Together they clash and argue.
Then one cold, October morning as they fly fished beside the pure water of the stream, together they learned something about grace.
For the tears of a father ... are as the tears of God ...
that fall silently and caress the one beloved,
much as the autumn leaves
that gently fall and kiss the stream.