This morning I was reading the newsletter for the ranch in Oregon and how a horse had been rescued from abuse and how this horse changed so many lives and how this horse brought healing to those who came to see it. Ele was one of the first horses rescued by now what is called Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. For 25 years she became a pillar of hope to so many. Recently she died quickly and left a void in many that loved her. It’s often very painful to let go of something you love so much.
Kim Meeder one of the founders of the ranch, I loved what she said. Years ago God gave her a picture that every horse that dies turns snowy white as they approach the King of Kings. She says that in Revelation 19:11-16 speaks of Jesus returning on a white horse with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords written on His thigh. He is followed by countless armies of heaven who are all riding white horses. That makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. That’s such a humbling account that God gave her.
For me for a long time it was so hard to trust people because they hurt me so much. It’s so hard to open up your life to love when all it brings is hurt and pain. For a long time people would try to get close to me and I would push them away, because then it would hurt less but it often only hurt me. I vowed never to let anyone else in and kept up huge walls. We all get hurt my people somewhere along the way. The only person who doesn’t hurt us is Christ. He loves us just the way we are. Even though love can hurt there is much freedom in love ❤️
We all want to know someone loves us for who we are. Love can be so beautiful but it also can be so painful. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to fall in love and even though my marriage is over and it hurt a lot and I still grieve sometimes, I do know God has me right in the palm of His hands. I also know there are a lot of people in my life who love me.
I didn’t know Ele super well but I do know she touched many many lives. Some of the horses I connected with at the ranch are Hero. He has an Amazing story read his story here. I also love Phoenix. https://www.crystalpeaksyouthranch.org/who-we-are/our-herd/?p=2
I can blog more about these two horses next time how I related to each of them. Love is such a powerful thing. Reach out to someone today and love on them and take a risk because love can be such a wonderful thing. ❤️
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.