Quarter Horses

I Corinthians 13:12We dont see things clearly. Were squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it wont be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! Well see it all then, as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly, just as He knows us. (MSG)

Our congregation was in the midst of building a new church. As a consequence, we held services at the local fair ground building. Curling, walk-a-thons and horse shows were all part of our Sunday mornings. Six-year-old Lorisa wanted to know about the quarter horse event. Her mommy explained that quarter horses are judged by the way they move, their size, the straightness of their legs and so on.

She replied, “Mommy, how silly! Why do they show the quarters? Why don’t they show the whole horse?”

Wouldn’t we like to see ‘the whole horse’ in our spiritual lives, the whole scope of God’s plan? Oh, the questions we would ask God. For the time being, we only see our lives ‘a quarter horse’ at a time. When the mist clears, we will get the entire view.

Prayer: Lord, thanks for making clear the bits of our lives that we need to know. And especially, Lord, thanks for your wisdom in not showing all of it to us at once. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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