followed him

A Story, country life, Listening When He Speaks, Love God

My family has endured a sadness so great that I have just few words to explain the loss we feel today, the day after our 10-year old son’s 6-year old colt had to be put down.

wySnicksBabesThis horse was born at our place very, very early one spring morning; these two little fellers sure did some growing up together. In this first image, the colt is only a couple of days old.

He lowered his head to be the same height as my son all of horsely life.

8799Without going into a lot of detail, basically we went to hell and back during a 9-hour timeframe on Friday.

Our clothes were muddied and bloodied.

Our bodies bruised, cut, and rubbed raw.

Our hearts broke wide, wide open.

But, because we hold tight to God and His eternal promises, all hope was not dashed; and even though we took quite a beating, hell most certainly did not win this battle. In fact, for those right with God, hell wins no battle. None. Never.

After all, Our Man is always victorious — He’s gonna whoop the enemy out behind the woodshed and cast him away for all eternity. And as the book of Revelations says, one day God, and His heavenly army, are gonna ride magnificent horses right outta yonder sky.

Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war… And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

(Revelations 19:11 & 14)




14 thoughts on “followed him”

  1. I’ve been thinking of you all day. Praying you find peace and comfort – especially your son. Life can be so very hard sometimes. Sending you love.

  2. Floyd says:

    Oh man… I’m crushed for your boy and you guys. These are the times that live with a person forever… but God will use it mightily in ways that we can’t begin to fathom. I’m praying for comfort and wisdom moving forward. Heartbreaking… It could be your boy will write the next great novel of the next generation of The Red Pony. God always wins and always has a plan. Sorry for your loss, Darlene.

  3. Your words hold such beauty that were born out of sadness. I love the scripture you posted…yes, He will come on a horse followed by the saints who went before us. I expected Him today. So sorry for your loss.

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