The Thoroughbred or the Nag

The Thoroughbred or the Nag

By Rebekah McCausey

Psalm 18:2  The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I know the Bible says we are like sheep and Jesus is like the shepherd, but I’m not too keen on sheep so I think we have similar needs as horses. If you think about it we both need the same things to grow.  It’s the basic stuff that every one needs like food, water, shelter, exercise, grooming, and companionship. Our spirits need the bible, food of the soul, Jesus, the living water, the solid rock of faith that protects us in the storm, other Christians to help us through, and most importantly God, the one who grooms us into perfection.

 Do you see what I mean? We need all these things to keep us like a Thoroughbred waiting for the next race, and not as an old forsaken horse awaiting its final breath. As in real life the old horse is thin and weak, it can once again become fat and strong. With care, patience and love you too can be regenerated with God as the ultimate caretaker. What will you be, the Thoroughbred or the old horse? Will you allow the vet of the universe to help you?

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Rebekah has been homeschooled all her life and going into her freshman year in high school. She loves to write and ride horses.  She lives in Michigan with her mom and dad and 4 brothers and sisters.  They live on a small hobby farm with goats, alpacas and rabbits.  She hopes one day to run her own therapeutic riding ranch.
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