It's silent before I walk in on them, early in the dawn. As I open the barn door, their ears perch high on their heads.
They start to whinny, snort and stomp their hooves. Louder and louder, as if they are calling, "Get our food! Rub our noses! More hay today! Hurry!"
The grain goes into their bins. One by one, they become quiet. Lastly, a very peaceful sound is made. It's the sound of satisfaction.
It sounds so simple - yet it is so soothing. It's the sound of their teeth politely munching their feed, the sound of a snort of thanks, here and there.
I sit back and heed to the silent sound of serenity. The horses, with their majestic actions and sounds, release healing.
They tell the story of our lives. "Love me! Feed me! Fill me!" Their sounds reflect our innermost wants and needs.
Their sounds deliver.
While horses offer a spiritual experience for me, I know the Source of the experience.
Philippians 4:19 (NIV) And my God will meet all your needs, according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
What may seem mundane can actually be God speaking to us. God reminds us that He offers to touch all our needs, not all our wants. He never fails to deliver.
Lamentations 3:22-24 (NIV) Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;therefore I will wait for him.”
Is God still speaking today? You bet.