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22 April 2009

HE WHO RULES
Contemporary Horse Art Equine Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

18 x 27 inches OIL THICK
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"I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand." Psalm 40:1-2

Monday when Terry and were walking in the evening, the last quarter mile we walked through the playground at the school where soccer practice was going on. All over the play ground were end nets set up and tiny legs running after soccer balls. If there was one practice group there were at least 10 or more practice groups...we laughed watching them. As we walked we spotted a group of younger brothers and sisters behind the last goal net. There in the midst of them was a huge mud puddle. You could see the glee in their eyes as they were dancing around it, several poking into the mud with a stick. They shrieks and laughter drew our attention of course. One little boy was leaning way over into the mud with his stick. Another little girl had her shoes off, muddy next to her and she had waded into the muck barefoot. The others were bent over watching. Sure enough in the center of the mud hole was a boy's sneaker....we looked and noticed the boy with the stick was minus a shoe. Obviously he tried to run through and his shoe got stuck.

We tend to do that in our lives... run through mud holes and often get stuck. They seem to beckon to us. There is something about water and dirt and the combination of splashing and making mud pies. The next thing you know you are covered in the mire and streaks of mud slice down your face and arms. Your legs are covered in the slime.

Is that what happens with someone you know? Are they drawn to things that truly are self destructive?

God is able to pull you from it if you are ready to trust in Him... Stand with Him this day.

Laurie

"He replied, "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see." John 9:11


1 comment:

Susan D said...

Great post, Laurie. Love the analogy. Blessings, SusanD

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