Monday, 2 February 2009

Special Gift!

The only time papa rides like this is just before he goes crashing to the ground - fortunately, papa hasn't had too many spills. To trick ride like this takes certain skills, lots of practice and a well trained horse. The horse and rider have spent many hours together practicing - they didn't just go to an arena one day and ride like this the first time. Do you know what is special about this picture to papa?

This young lady is terrific - probably one of the best trick riders around. However, what amazes papa is the horse. You wonder why? Because it is well trained, the rider trusts the horse literally with her life - she could be trampled very quickly. But What really amazes me is the breed of this horse. The horse in this picture was captured from open range - at one time it was a wild Mustang - true story.

Do you realize regardless of your life past or present, God has a special plan for you? He wants you to surrender completely to Him and let Him use you in the way He has plans for you. Many hours of work and training went into that Mustang above. Now it has a wonderful relationship with a very special person. We can have a special relationship with God's son. If you belong to Christ - be proud of what you do for Him - it is His plan for you - work at it.

11 comments:

CrossView said...

Mustangs and Ragamuffins - my favorites! ;o)

wornoutwoman a.k.a. Kimberly McKay said...

Amen! You're so right Papa...to him we're all pure breds ready to do what we were designed to do.

Great post!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - I have ridden a part-mustang horse, fell in love with it. I have never been on a horse that really wanted to please like that one.

Kim - regardless of our background, heritage he loves us as we are. We are still created in his image.

Annie said...

I love your analogies!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Annie - I think that life is full of analogies! However, I sure think horses are sure special animals! LOL

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Papa, thanks for sharing what a great story of God's love for us and the fact that we are made special in him.

Michelle said...

Great lesson, Papa. Thanks!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - sometimes we are really hard on our selves - we feel so unworthy. How could He use me. But that is up to him - we need to be obedient. Thanks for stopping by!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Papa,

The gal on the horse 'bout sums up how I feel right now w/ one sick kid in tow, one pre schooler at feet, and another kid I am trying to keep healthy. Woo hoo and yee hah it is a wild ride, but your post reminds me God cares about all my little details. Even when I get tired and whine! He, he. Love you!!!! R

Strider said...

Excellent!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Strider - each day we need to make sure we follow our Master and do as HE asks.