Today, under the guidance of a six-year-old, I helped lead a herd of 22 horses and a donkey to the good grazing land. It was a lot of work. We had to walk all through the night to be sure we would arrive before dawn. Some of the young colts began to fall behind, so we were extra careful to keep them in the middle of the herd, surrounded by their adult protectors. Finally, just as mom called, “It’s 5:15!” up the steps, we reached the grazing lands. The grass there is white, just like the rug in the guest room… because it’s extra juicy.
Today, a six-year-old that I have only met once before almost cried when she thought she had missed her appointment with me. But she perked up right away when I showed up – five minutes late. When we were sitting on the couch talking about her two loose teeth, she threw her arms around me and gave me a hug for no apparent reason. I can’t even imagine trusting someone that much, or becoming attached to them so fast.
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.
-Thursday, February 09, 2006