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Watching Over

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Watching Over

My husband loves animals.  He has a soft spot for animals and little girls. So soft he is like butter on a hot summer day, he just melts. So every now and again I’ll text him a picture of an animal or a cute curly headed little girl just to make him smile to let him know I’m thinking of him.

So I text him the picture of the newborn colt (foal or filly?) and his immediate response was “Awe.” with a  happy face.  I knew I had him!

Before I proceed in writing the rest of this  post I thought I’d throw some questions out there:

  1. When you first saw this picture, what did you initially think?
    Me: My eyes widened because I thought the little horse was dead.
  2. Look closer. Now, what do you see?
    A blood stained belly where the umbilical cord once was attached. This baby was not only alive, but fully alive! A newborn.
  3. Now, look in the upper left-hand corner. Now what do you see?
    A pair of horse hooves.

I could probably guarantee you those aren’t just any pair of hooves. That’s Momma steadily watching over her newborn.

So this photo had me thinking. My mind exploding with thoughts. (I’m a little peculiar that way).

Living in our ever-loving-fast-paced-instant-culture, if we were to take a snap shot of our {ENTIRE LIFE}, what would we see?

  • Would our focus be so narrow that we only see the negative in our day?
  • Would we quickly look at something or someone, and assume?
  • Do we forget there’s more to the picture than what we actually see?

After looking at the picture of the little horse I found that I answered, “Yes.” to all these questions.

Sometimes when we are having difficulty in life, whether in infertility or day-to-day life it’s easy to assume we are all alone. However, our assumptions bring us farther from the truth in God’s Word.

His Word says:

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. Psalm 1:6

He will not let your foot slip – He who watches over you will not slumber nor sleep. ~ Psalm 121:3

The Lord watches over you — The Lord is your shade at your right hand.  ~ Psalm 121:5

The Lord watches over all who love him, but the wicked he will destroy. ~ Psalm 145;20

The scriptures can be like God texting a picture of our {ENTIRE LIFE} to us daily. Slowly, as we rest on these truths and let them sink down in our soul, perhaps  we can respond to Him with an “Awe” and a happy face,  🙂  and a thank you too.

 

 

 

 

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I love this. This wisdom. Keep writing, my friend. You’re full of gold. 🙂

Lesli Westfall

Thank you, Hannah. Much appreciated. 🙂

Love you,
Les