God created the heavens and the earth. On the sixth day He spoke mankind and horses into existence. Man and Woman were the only creations made in God's image. John 4:24 says "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. I am convinced the other way mankind bears His image is in our three-part self. We are composed of spirit, soul and body. Death did not exist. All of creation ate green plants. There was no law of sin and death, no law of predator and prey.
Mankind chose to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and Death entered the world. I am convinced that the creation divided into predator and prey as a living reminder of the loss of relationship between God and Man. The world's system is predatory. The world tries to meet its needs by taking them. We turned away from the only Source of Life on the planet.
Scripture refers to Jesus as the Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world. In some incomprehensible way, Jesus, Who is not bound in time, prepared the way of rescue before sin even entered the scene. Jesus was, is and always will be, the Tree of Life. His plan has always been to bring His children back to Himself.
What if my apparent problem (death, divorce, bankruptcy, drugs, abuse ....) is not my actual problem. What if my problem is that I am (in Adam) dead. The world's system is dead. All it can produce is death.
In John 14:6, Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth and Life ..." What if Jesus is the only Source of True Life, Abundant Life. The best the world can offer me is survival. You were made for much more that just making it through the day. You were created for intimacy with the King of the Universe.
Horses (and humans) have specific needs. If these needs are not met, the horse will not feel safe. Safety is a horse's primary need. It is the human who must understand what the horse needs, and provide it. The human must initiate, and complete the horse's ability to receive the provision. Only the human is able to break the law of predator and prey. This is how brokenness is beautiful! Jesus has broken the law of sin and death. Jesus is my perfect provider and Good Shepherd.
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