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Monday, February 18, 2013

Somewhere Down the Road




Marie Weaver shares with us,
 "On a beautiful summer day,
Mick, my daughter Beth, and I
saddled up our horses and went
on the loveliest trail ride I’ve ever
experienced. 

Near the creek, we stopped to 
water the horses and take a break. 

As he rested, I’ll never forget the words …Jesus said,…”but 
rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” Luke 10:20
Horses and rainbow
Horses and rainbow
“This is where I feel God. We 
talk here.”
“It’s a great place to worship,” 
I said.
Mick agreed. “I feel close to Him 
here.”
My daughter and I met Mick twelve years ago. Our horses are 
stabled at his farm. 

To us, Mick was the best example of a cowboy and friend.

 Beth thought of him as another grandpa. He knew about his 
horses and Beth learned everything she knows about horses 
from this great teacher.
Mick enjoyed riding his horse along the long paths and creeks 
of his beautiful farm. He spent hours working the soil with his
 plow pulled by two horses. 

He taught Beth about seeding, growing, and cutting hay using 
his old fashioned tools.

 God made a good man. Mick loved others unconditionally. When
 Beth was with him, she felt safe, cared for, and loved. He was a
 man of few words, never saying anything to hurt in any way.
Then one day, the Lord called … kept His promise and Mick’s 
name was recorded in heaven. I feel blessed to have known him.
It’s a comfort and a joy to know when we labor for the Lord, He 
remembers us. 

He plans our rewards, builds our personal mansion He prepares 
for us. 

When our lives and love reflect Christ, He writes our names in 
His book and assigns our house number.

I have the hope of the Lord’s promise of eternal life, and one 
day I’ll have a heavenly reunion with a man who touched my 
life in such a simple way. 

You have that same promise. Work. Love. Obey and be assured,
 somewhere down the road, your name is written there too.
Thank you, Lord, for showing me, through Mick and his love 
of nature, about Your presence and love for us. Amen."




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Marie Weaver lives in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
with her husband and two children.

She is currently a caregiver for a disabled
American Veteran and a contributor to Christian
Devotions.

She writes children’s books and stories.






Used by permission www.christiandevotions.us

Let’s pray: Father, help me know a comfort and a joy when I 
labor for the Kingdom, and that You remember me. In Jesus'
 name, amen.

Our Scripture for encouragement: Isa. 30:21 "Your ears will 
hear a word behind you, 'this is the way, walk in it,
whenever you turn to the right or to the left."

Today’s quote: Cleland B. McAfee’s “Near to the Heart of God”:

"There is a place of quiet rest,
Near to the heart of God,
A place where sin cannot molest,
Near to the heart of God.
O Jesus, blest Redeemer,
Sent from the heart of God,
Hold us who wait before Thee
Near to the heart of God."

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