And this was no mean task on a property the size of Tasmania. So over 18 months they pulled together a team from around the world. A chopper pilot, musterers, a horse whisperer (to break it in), and a float driver to transport it.
They even built a brand new road 30 kms long to get the transport vehicles close to where they needed to be. And they built 1.5 kms of hesian covered fencing for the muster yard. All the stops were pulled out to catch this one horse to satisfy Spenders desire to own it.
In the end the horse was never caught and Lizzie Spender had to settle for two other horses from the herd.
Towards the end of the story she explained that she had no children of her own and that the depth of emotion she had for these horses was like that of a mother and her children.
That is quite a mammoth effort to catch one horse and give it a home. It reminded me of the lengths God was prepared to go for me – in order to bring me into his family. And he did the same for you. Verse 5 explains that ...
God was kind and decided that Christ would choose us to be God’s own adopted children (Ephesians 1:5)
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Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
Those who are outside the people of God are in rebellion against Him and are therefore spiritually dead. But God makes them a free offer to bring them back to life. All that’s needed to receive all of the bounty that God offers is to believe his promise,