“Fear, Take A Hike!”

Every night I hear them…


Sometimes I get really, really scared!


I watch as my mom and the other mares stand alert and look in the direction of the wild dogs – coyotes – that choose the night hours to fill the air with their yipping and howling as they sing their eerie songs to the moon.

In the dark, their mournful yowling can send shivers to the tips of my tail hairs and fill my heart with fear. Sometimes they pass by us with noiseless feet.  They travel so close that when the moon is bright their shadows slip through our herd with a silent, but cold chill.

When my mom senses my fear, she will often lean down and breathe softly on my face.

And, you know what?

And my fear leaves!

Those wild dogs don’t stand a chance against my mom and the other mares that are standing guard!


Band of mares that stand guard


Psalm 121:1 – 3, 7 – 8 says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip – He who watches over you will not slumber.  The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

When you find yourself getting afraid, remember that the Maker of heaven and earth is watching over you…

And He doesn’t fall asleep!