Love is a Perfectly Blind Adventure

Love is a Perfectly Blind Adventure

Last week, we embarked on a journey exploring Jesus walking on water, a profound lesson challenging us to keep our focus on Him amidst life's turbulent seas. Today, we delve deeper into faith's essence, inspired by Lea, a special blindfolded horse, and her remarkable journey.

Lea, a gray quarter horse, was born completely blind. Her owner, my friend Lou from Les Haven Ranch, faced a unique challenge. Despite being advised that euthanasia was the best option, Lou saw Lea’s life as valuable and brimming with potential. Living in darkness, Lea's existence has been shaped by unwavering trust and love, guided by Lou's constant companionship and care. Many may view Lea’s condition as a hindrance, but Lea's life is a testament to joy and love, transcending the perceived limitations of her blindness.

This special bond between Lea and Lou is a living example of what it means to live by blind faith – a life guided not by sight but by trust and love. Just as she relies on Lou to navigate the unknown, we too are called to trust in God's guidance, even when our path is unclear. It's about recognizing that despite our imperfections, we are wonderfully made in God's image (Psalm 139:14; Genesis 1:27), and He loves us immeasurably (Psalm 103:11-14).

Lea's story is a powerful metaphor for our spiritual journey. Often in life, we find it difficult to place our trust in someone or something we cannot see, especially when it concerns our lives. Yet, Lea's instinctive trust in her guide despite her blindness challenges us to reevaluate our perspectives on trust. Why is it that we, as humans, often struggle to exhibit the same level of trust that comes so naturally to Lea? Is it our pride, a need for control, or trust issues born from past experiences?

I know from my own journey that trust didn't come easily. Accepting Jesus was the first step in a long journey of learning to trust Him wholly, a journey marked by God proving time and again that He is trustworthy. Trust, as I learned, is built over time, not overnight. Lea's life beautifully reflects what we are called to do – let God guide us solely by love and trust, putting on our blindfold to the world's distractions, and allowing God to lead the way.

Our lives are filled with moments of uncertainty, times when we wonder anxiously about what lies ahead. In these moments, it's all too easy to try and seize control, driven by our impatience or a perceived need to manage everything. But this only leads us off the path God has set for us. The truth is that being spiritually blind – stepping out without faith in Him – can lead us down roads we were never meant to travel. Yet, when we trust in God, His plans for us often exceed our wildest dreams.

Proverbs 3:5-6 teaches us to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our understanding, while Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.These scriptures beckon us to a journey of relying on God's vision and not our limited perception. We must remember that God's understanding of what is best for our lives far surpasses our own, and often, His plans for us are far greater than anything we could have imagined.

The quiet grace of Lea speaks volumes about trust and surrender. God's work in our lives is often unseen, unfolding in ways we might not immediately recognize. What stops us from letting God take the reins? Reflecting on this question and considering the act of surrendering control to embrace blind faith can lead us to a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with Him.

Blind faith isn't about ignorance; it's about perceiving with the heart. Lea's life is a powerful illustration of walking by faith, not by sight (II Corinthians 5:7). Much like Lea's reliance on Lou, our journey of faith requires us to trust in God's navigation through our dark world.

Although we cannot see Him, we can feel his presence. When we take that step of faith, unknowingly where we are going, we can guarantee that through the love we have in and for Him, He will take us on the best blind adventure of our lives!

As we reflect on Lea’s story, I invite you to share your thoughts and experiences. How have you navigated the path of blind faith in your life? What lessons have you learned when you’ve let go of your need to see and control, choosing instead to trust in God's guidance? Your story might be the very encouragement someone needs today.

Share this message with others who might find strength and encouragement in it, and let's spread the message of faith and trust far and wide. 🤍✨

Here's a picture of Lea and Lou!

Les Haven Ranch was founded by a now good friend of mine with such an incredible testimony. Louise has such a beautiful call on her life to work with, and rescue blind horses. And it all started with Lea.

This original painting was donated to her as an encouragement to keep on following the call of a God on her life. In addition, for every 2 standard prints we sell of this print we donate one to her for fund raising purposes. My company has also donated and will continue to support her on a regular basis. I hope you will consider supporting her as well.

If you'd like to discover and support the amazing work my friend Lou does at Les Haven Ranch - Giving Blind Horses A New Vision On Life, please visit their website.

I am also thrilled to announce that "Blind Faith" is now available in print. Capturing the essence of Lea’s inspiring journey, this print is a reminder of the beauty and strength in trusting the unseen. Get up to 60% OFF with code BLINDFAITH! Shop now and let this artwork be a source of inspiration and spiritual reflection in your life.


  • Annette -

    Blind Faith is powerful for me….when I accepted Jesus at 33 years old God lead me to open a Christian Childcare center in my small town. Many up’s and downs thru the years, many times I wanted to quit but the business continued as I trusted Him. When COVID hit we stayed open and dropped from 32 to 5 children. We now have 68 children, 17 staff and songs/stories about Jesus being taught ! We are in our 42nd year Praise God and thankful for the Blind Faith He has covered me in . I have this picture in my kitchen…..❤️

  • Tammie Carpenter -

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful story.

  • Sherry Isaacks -

    What a beautiful story of walking by faith. Taking that first step in the journey God has prepared for you. It might not always be easy, we might stump our toe, then think we can’t continue on. However, our loving God taps us on the shoulder with a gentle nudge to go on, it’s ok to keep taking those steps and stumping your toe. Not sure how or where you will end up. Thirty years later, you realize God has been graciously leading you by faith and walking by your side all the time. Carrying you when you think nope, can’t do this but you hear the whisper of his still small voice saying…..yes you can! He always goes before us and is there to welcome us. God is good!

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