The Wild Horse in Each of Us.
“Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.” ― Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room
I was listening to the bible being read to me from my ipad while I laid quietly in my room one afternoon. You would be surprised how differently you hear everything when you are still. It was in Genesis at the description of God speaking to Adam after he and Eve had consumed the fruit from the tree of knowledge. The story went on to Cain and Abel and the death of Abel and how God spoke that wickedness began in childhood. That was the part that struck me.
When I went to my bible and also searched online, I could not find that verse as it was read to me, specifically naming "childhood" For me, I have always considered newborns and young babies pure and innocent. What happens as they grow and learn from their families or their surroundings changes everything. Curiosity, power struggles, determination, independence... it all begins to root and the way the parents and family teach and respond to that child affects their entire life.
How do you live your life? What comes first for you personally? Do you return to the grocery store to pay for something the clerk missed? Do you consider some things as your 'lucky' day and forget about what it truly right and good? Do you stop to help someone in need? Do you spend part of your day serving others that need help?
Somewhere inside of you there is a wild horse... is yours one of praise or blame?
"Immediately the father of the child cried out, 'I believe; help my unbelief'... 'This kind can come out only through prayer'" Mark 9:24, 29