Escaping from the Corral — Daily Meditation Moment

December 12

“Go through the country; locate every spring and every stream. Let’s see if we can find enough grass to keep or horses and mules from dying.” 1 Kings 18:5 (The Message Bible)

My friend Kay recently moved to Arizona for the winter, along with her husband, three horses, and two dogs. The horses were used to a pasture with many acres of grass to graze upon. In their new environment, there is only desert dirt, except for some non-edible scrub plants and cacti.

One day while Kay was on a trail ride, the two horses left behind got out of their makeshift corral and roamed around the neighborhood. I’m guessing they were looking for grass and perhaps a spring of fresh water. A neighbor took them home to the safety of their corral where they’d be well fed and cared for.

Many of us wonder around looking for “the grass that’s greener on the other side of the fence.” In Psalms 23:2 we read, “You [God] has bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from.” It’s in the “meadows surrounded by pools of water” that we pause during Advent to ponder the time of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, and of longing for green pastures for our faith journey.

Dear God, help us get out of the corral that keeps us from feeling your presence around us. Amen.

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