Friday, February 20, 2009


NOTE: Today, as I was considering the Lord's return to claim His Bride, I came across this story by Donald Mehl. I thoroughly enjoyed it... I pray you do, too!

In a gently rolling meadow of lush green grass and fragrant wild flowers, a magnificent milk white stallion stood proud, tall, and alert like none other.

He had always been meticulously groomed with carefully trimmed hooves, his hair was soft and smooth as pure white silk, and his mane and tail had always been combed to perfection. It was as if he was always prepared for an imminent showing.

With powerful muscles rippling in the light of the day, he seemed to be the perfect picture of a Triple Crown winner, and so much more. Truly, this superb animal was fit to belong to a King.

This horse was not a racing champion, nor was he a show performer, for he had never been ridden by anyone. As a result, he had never understood or experienced his purpose in life. However, unknown to him, he would fulfill a destiny that the whole world would see. He would soon discover his long awaited mission in life...and what a mission that would be!

But somehow, he could sense that today would in some way be different and unlike any other day - that something wonderful and exciting was about to happen. He began to pace and stomp nervously with anticipation while scanning the horizon for any movement. His ears were erect and focused to catch the slightest sound. Off in the distance, he thought he could see someone walking toward him. His sensitive ears also heard the sound of the approaching footsteps. With nostrils flared, he could smell the sweetness of his Master nearby. It was then that he knew his Master was coming to him.

His Master greeted him with a warm smile and kind words of encouragement while tenderly stroking his soft muzzle. The horse loved his Master and responded by gently nuzzling his Master's hands - searching for a treat. He had never been disappointed and today was certainly no exception. It was just the two of them in that place, together enjoying the close relationship they shared.

Suddenly in the stillness of the moment, a loud pure voice was heard that seemed to come from everywhere and nowhere. The voice said, "Son, now is the appointed time. This is the day I had set from eternity past. Go now and fulfill Your prophecies promised to mankind. Go quickly!"

Without hesitation the Master turned and easily leaped up onto the back of the beautiful white stallion. With arched neck and extended tail, the horse, proud to serve his Master, pranced with almost overwhelming anxiety. Very quickly they were joined by the armies of heaven, tens of thousands of them, also on white horses, and all wearing clean white linen.

At that point, the Master's demeanor changed. With eyes as fire, dressed for battle, and armed with the all-powerful Word of God, He was ready to make war against evil once and for all. At the Master's command His milk white stallion instantly charged forward leading the way to engage the enemy. It was at that moment in the midst of an enormous flurry of thundering hoof beats that the Master's white horse finally realized his prophetic destiny. He was carrying his beloved Master...the King of kings and the Lord of lords, Who with great power and glory would claim victory over all evil.

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. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

(Rev. 19:11-16 NKJV)

During retirement, my prayer is that I might serve the Lord by sharing the Gospel through my writing. As the Lord leads, my work will inform, challenge and encourage. I also enjoy Biblical theme woodcarving, Bible studies and Christian music. Watch, pray and keep looking up!
...Donald Mehl

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