The Healing Order of God
By Tal Haroni
“True devotion, the kind that is pure and faultless before God the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their difficulties….” James 1:27
Revive Israel Community is reaching out to Messianic single mothers and their young children, the widows and orphans of today. The stories we hear break our hearts, and we see so many young believers growing up without fathers who have left home or divorced their mothers. These single mothers struggle to make ends meet. Some work full-time with little income, and others are living on welfare. While we initially began helping the single mothers financially, we found that they would use it for ongoing needs, and we wanted to give them something that had a more lasting effect.
“A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, is God in His holy dwelling.” Psalm 68:5
God enabled us to bless these families by providing the children with equine therapy, a special therapeutic program that involves horseback riding and working with the horses. We immediately saw how God used this to work in their lives! Children who were once violent at home had a drastic change in behavior with little to no violent outbursts at home. Those who had difficulty communicating or making friends saw great improvements. Equine Therapy is a proven therapeutic program even in the non-believing world, for giving children confidence and positively impacting their lives for good through interaction with animals.
M, one of the girls, who lost her mother in recent years, found strength to keep on going, even though it is hard. Though she worked with a stubborn horse, she was able to succeed with it and tame it. She was empowered to overcome failures and hold on even when things don’t go the way she planned.
“And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”” Genesis 1:28.
There is an order in creation where we are called to be a blessing and have dominion over the animals. This has sadly become twisted in our modern world and so much more in our families. The godly order of things has almost ceased to exist. Working with horses brings the child back into this godly order.
When a child is in this position, according to Genesis 1:28, he receives authority over the horses and learns how to control them. Through this, he receives the flow of life according to God’s design. He comes into alignment with the creation of God, God Himself, the animals, and other people.
Through the return to God’s order, the child receives the tools necessary to deal with the world. He receives healing and personal empowerment to be all that God has called him to be.
We invite you to join us in prayer and support these children as they and their mothers walk through deep healing. Together, one family after another we can bring change and strengthen the testimony of the body of Messiah in Israel.