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
“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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