Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Full Attention

We arrived into Kingsburg, CA late Saturday night after having been up in the mountains at a youth retreat.

You can imagine my surprise when we woke up the next morning and saw what was just steps from the house where we were staying at.

"Well hellooooo Beautiful!" (That's what I'm saying to her, not what I think she's saying to me!)

Because we were busy all day Sunday, I didn't get to go out and have a proper chat with her until Monday morning.

As I made my way over to "Beautiful" she lifted her head and turned her full attention to me (even though she had a full trough of hay waiting for her). I couldn't take my eyes off her, and she, in turn, couldn't take her eyes off me. Wow, she really was stunning!

After some time with her, and a few pictures, I headed off to visit some of the others out there.

Unlike Beautiful, this little one wasn't interested in connecting. Oh I tried! This was the best I got from her: a little lifting of her head to acknowledge I was there. But then it was back to the hay.

And this handsome one? Not interested in me ONE BIT!

"Munch, munch, chomp, chomp. Must. Eat. NOW!"

I swung back around to "Beautiful" and once again, she lifted her head, brought it over the fence and held my gaze until I left.

How I wish I knew what she was thinking! It truly meant something to me that she let me just look at her for as long as I wanted though.

As I went back into the house, I couldn't help but think about those three horses.

"Beautiful" stopped each time I passed, giving me her undivided attention.

"Little One" acknowledged me, but was distracted by the hay.

Fully engaged in his own thing at the moment, "Handsome" didn't even bother to raise his head .

Oh that I would be like "Beautiful" and stop each time the Lord passes my way! 

Might I give Him, my precious Lord, my full attention, gazing into His eyes, engaging with Him at any moment He's near.

Which is pretty much all the time! :)

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