Psalm 32* – The Fourth Sunday of Lent â€“ for Sunday, March 13, 2016
â€œDonâ€™t be like some senseless horse or mule . . .â€ (Psalm 32:9)
Sheâ€™s a really old horse and treats everyone nice. Youâ€™ll be fine.
During a summer in college, I worked on my friend Joshâ€™s family ranch. The property was located where Californiaâ€™s flat, fertile Central Valley met the foothills rising to Kings Canyon National Park. Awake before dawn, we were often still doing chores when the light of a long, hot day was fading.
We didnâ€™t have much down time, but I recall bugging Josh about riding one of the ranchâ€™s horses.
Old Susie was the safest.
Josh gave me quick instructionsâ€”which included controlling the mare with the bridle heâ€™d easily looped over her headâ€”and then he stepped back. I swung my legs up and onto the saddle. Continue reading →