When My Life Was Turned Upside Down and Inside Out

Last weekend my life was turned upside down…

And inside out!

And I had no idea that a big change was just around the corner.

It all started on Saturday morning. It was a cheerful day.  The sun was warm as I and my friends were enjoying a late breakfast of green grass and yellow dandelions!

Have you ever tried it? You should…it’s really good!

We were just finishing up our meal when we heard the engine sound of the contraption that our humans use to come and see us. This was nothing strange, because they often come out to spend time with us.

What was different this time was that instead of getting out of the machine and walking to us, they drove up behind us and starting making strange sounds that I had never heard before!

Sounds like…

“Yip! Yip!” and “Hyah!  Hyah!”

They sounded quite funny…like a cross of a yipping coyote and a cawing crow…

But I didn’t have time to neigh about it!

My mom whinnied, calling me to her. I ran over…

And then we started to run!

All of us…

Even the moms!

This was really bizarre, because usually the moms in our field don’t do a lot of running around…they leave that to us foals.

But, together we all ran as one big group with the yipping humans behind us. When we tried to go in one direction, they went on that side and turned us another way.  When we started to go a different direction, they got around us and turned us back in the direction that they wanted us to go.  Our moms soon figured out which was the right way and went in that direction.

They didn’t seem to be too worried about what was happening…

But I sure was!

As the humans chased us in that one direction I began to understand that they had a plan. They knew what was going on…

Even though I didn’t.

And even though my mom didn’t know exactly what was happening, she understands that our humans are not going to do something to hurt us. Their plans for us are good and not bad.  She keeps reminding me of this, because she knows them.  (One day I will have to tell you the story about how my mom almost died, but our humans helped save her…which is a good thing or I wouldn’t be here today!)

She says that once I get to know them better, I will understand their character – who they are – better…

And as I find out what kind of people they are, I will be able to trust them as I discover that their plans for me are filled with hope and a future…

A good future.

Even when I don’t know what is happening…

Even when the events that are taking place are scary and unknown…

Even when it seems like my life is being turned inside out and upside down!

In the same way, God has plans for you…

Good plans, not evil plans…

Plans of hope and a future…

As you get to know Him more, you will be able to understand His character – who He is – better, and then you will discover that you can trust Him and His plans for your life…

Even when the path to fulfilling those plans is scary…unknown…and seems to turn your life inside out and upside down!

Plans

You know what?

My time is up!

I am going to have to continue this adventure in another Horse Tale Blog…

So…

Stay tuned for more!