The Sight

Monday, February 28, 2022
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During the cold, snowy months, my gelding, Frank, does not get out of the corral very often. Once in awhile, though, I deliberately leave the gate open when I go in to feed and clean. When I do, Frank is quick to take advantage of the opportunity and sneak out of the gate. He thinks that I don't know, but of course, I left the gate open so that he could go out.

Once he is out, he loves to trot up to the top of the hill where the driveway begins and then wheel about and race from the top all the way to the bottom and around the circle at the end. What an incredibly beautiful sight he is as he gallops. His head is up and back, nostrils flared, ears pricked, mane flying, and tail flashing up and out behind him. Since he is white with a streaky black dappled pattern, he appears as one with the brilliance of the snow, the dark evergreens, and the ice fog that so often accompanies the frigid temperatures. This freedom to almost fly across the landscape is not only a joy to him, but also to me, the spectator.

So, as I read the following Scripture verse, I could not help but think what a wondrous word picture it paints:

Deuteronomy 33:26 – There is no one like the God of Israel. He rides across the heavens to help you, across the skies in majestic splendor. (NLT)

This is a sight to gladden the heart of anyone who is experiencing heartache, uncertainty, trouble, discouragement, or loss. We are not alone. We are not abandoned within our situation. God is always watching and waiting and prepared to ride to our rescue, and not just in any old way, but in majestic splendour, in a way that cannot be denied or mistaken as being anyone else but God Himself Who has come to our aid.

So, today, if for any reason you are feeling in need of help, be encouraged as you take time to picture this beautiful verse in your mind. Indeed, as you call out to Him, be assured that He is coming. He is riding across the heavens to help you, across the skies in majestic splendour. He will see you through whatever you are going through. He will bring you out on the other side. It may not be instantaneous or even quickly. Some rescues take more time and different routes than others. But in the end, God always prevails in regard to helping His people.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for this wonderful word picture presented to us in Scripture and for the truth that it reveals. You are the God Who hears, helps, and comes to the rescue of Your people. For this, we are truly thankful. May the hearts of those who are struggling today be lifted up, as by faith, they embrace this truth. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.

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Lynne Phipps <lynnephippsatlin@gmail.com>
Atlin, British Columbia, Canada

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you.


    Thanks Lynne, truly helpful devotional. Blessings.


    A beautiful story and prayer, Lynne. God bless less!


    Thanks. Just what I needed to hear today. Blessings.


    You painted a wonderful picture in my mind Lynne . Blessings.


    A magnificent picture you have painted in words! Thank you so much.


    Lynne Phipps,
    So beautiful.


    Thank you for today’s reading.
    I really needed that picture.


    WOW! How picturesque!
    Thanks for a wonderful devotional.


    Thank you for your word pictures!!
    Glad to hear Frank is in good shape!!


    We do appreciate your devotionals! As Soon as I start to read, we know it is you! Blessings!!


    Thanks for the boost – just what I needed to know!
    Love the picture you drew with your words!
    Bless you!


    I was awestruck as I read your devotion and pictured the majestic splendor of God’s saving grace. Thank you for your beautiful word pictures. Blessings.


    Thanks, Lynne. I didn’t think I remembered that scripture, so I looked it up and discovered I’d highlighted it already. By verse 27, I wrote, “like the eagle” next to “his everlasting arms are under you”. The eagle swoops under its young like that.


    Oh how did enjoyed your submission today, Lynne!
    As a horse person I could truly visualize the images you created and tied into a magnificent scripture.
    Thank you and blessings for more submissions.


    The Deuteronomy verse is SUCH a gift, Lynne! Thank you for adding the description as you see it. Memorable! Love your Frank stories. (And his pal the goat…). I too love the New Living translation. Just got Eugene Peterson’s translation of the whole Bible – The Message. Enjoying it, especially his notes on why he did it.


    Good afternoon Lynne
    I say Amen, Amen and Amen. to your devotional today.
    Not only has the Lord provided a beautiful word picture for us, you have brought alive with the word picture of Frank trotting in the field when you left the gate open for him.
    Blessings.


    Good morning Lynne,
    As someone who has been struggling this is good conformation that whatever we experience, God is with us. Every day, for several days now I have prayed for the poor people in the Ukraine. May God be with them during these terrible days.
    Thank you for your good words.
    Blessings.


    Dear Lynne thank you for another of your very interesting devotionals. Through your description of Frank enjoying his escape I could just visualize him zipping along at full speed. I so enjoy the way you correlate the actions of your animals with the way God works in our lives too. Yes, He is ever ready to come to our aid and answer our prayers, although there are times we do have to be patient for His answer, as His timing is always for the best.
    Blessings for these delightful and very inspiring writings you do.


    Lynne.
    Thanks.
    It only takes me a sentence or two of your devotionals to say to myself- “hey, that’s gotta be Lynne Phipps. Better pay attention!”
    Then, I scroll down to the bottom, and of course it’s you!
    Whether we’re in the Thousand Islands, ON, our Canadian home, or the French West Indies, we were are blessed to spend the winter again(!), Atlin never seems that far away, nor does your love of God!
    Keep on blessing us!
    (ON)


    Good morning Lynne,
    I can picture Frank having so much fun and freedom. My son’s dog was here for the weekend while they were skiing. She runs around the backyard tossing snow and thoroughly enjoying herself. It is fun to watch as she puts her nose to the ground and smells something and runs around after it.
    Definitely at this time in the world, we all need faith that God is coming to the rescue for peace in Europe. I think that the pandemic separated the world and Putin’s threat is drawing countries back together. Your message and prayer is just what we need at this moment. Thank you. Blessings and lots of great pictures in your day.


    Thank YOU for this wonderful word picture!


    Hi Lynne, Your thoughts always inspire me to reach higher.


    Hi Lynne,
    The exciting truth of His definite presence always encourages me and lifts my spirits.
    I am busy writing and preparing a Bible Study I was asked to do where I am presently living and it is challenging as well as uplifting. So your devotional fit right into my thoughts.
    Thank you, and don’t quit writing.


    Hello Lynne,
    Your devotional really spoke to me as I read it today. I love the word picture you painted and the scripture that went with it. I have been feeling in the “dumpsters” lately and your message was a nice pick-me-up.
    I have a bird feeder in my small back patch (I live in a townhouse so my patch is small) and I am blessed with watching the purple finches and chickadees visiting outside my kitchen window. I feel they are messages from God to cheer me up, so I say “thank you, God, for my morning (or afternoon, or evening) treat”! We all need those little treats and God does treat me daily.
    I always enjoy reading your devotionals.
    (Ontario)

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