Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Friends !!

There are at least four sets of friendship in the picture to the left. First the obvious one is Susan grooming Izzy. The second set would be me (taking picture) and Amos (eating grass). The third set would be Susan and I. We are riding buddies. We mostly work on our riding issues when we ride together but sometimes we work on the "world problems".

Today Susan and I will ride at sunset time. Susan purchased Amos from me in May. I thought at that time that I needed to give up riding to be safe. However, now I can ride some and Susan lets me ride Amos. Susan is a great friend - thanks Susan.

However, there is at least one more set of friends, set number four. Izzy and Amos. They DO NOT like to be separated. Even when trail riding they like to be fairly close - never out of sight from each other. If they get ahead of each other they will often look back or even stop and wait until the other catches up. If they cannot see each other when we are out trail riding they will whinny at each other to keep track. Visual contact and voice contact are important to them.

How close of a friend is Jesus to you? Do you keep contact with Him? You do know He is there with you at all times, right? Sometimes I can see Izzy in the distance moving through the trees on the trail, Amos loses sight of her and whinnies, but she is just around the corner. Even though Jesus is right there, I need to pay better attention as to His whereabouts.


Parsley said...

For the longest time, I didn't understand what it meant to pray without ceasing. Now, I see it's an awareness that the Lord is right beside me, in my thoughts and always ready for conversation.

I find myself just talking to Him out of the blue. He's there, always.

Indian Lake Papa said...

You got it Parsley !! Always there!!

Ed said...

My grandmother always told me, "The Lord works in mysterious ways."

I'll bet when you had to give up Amos you never thought you would be riding him again.

Now Amos has another close friend in Izzy, and you all go riding at sunset.

That is a beautiful picture.

CrossView said...

Oh how well I do know that He is there!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - In May I thought I was done with riding - and yet I am. We all rode again tonight. Hope someday you get to meet Amos! :)

Crossview - That is what is so amazing about this Christian walk.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear you're able to ride again. The right medication can make a world of difference.

Friends. God is good and my very BEST friend.

Thanks, Papa.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Michelle - actually this may have been my last ride. I am just concerned with my physical condition if Amos gives me some tough moments. Its a long ways to fall! :) I can't respond quick any more. I did go out to groom him just the other day - he likes that.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, Papa. I do understand though. Quick responses left me a few years ago. Many things are just too scary to try.

I'm sure Amos loves your grooming. The friendship doesn't end, just changes.