June 17, 2010

Answered Prayers...A Dream Come True

She was 7 years old when she started praying for a pony. A black pony with a star on it’s forehead to be exact. She knew God would answer her prayers, she just didn’t know when or how it would happen. She just trusted God, and knew that He would do what was best for her.

The girl, Sarah, had now been praying for 3 years, and she still didn’t have a pony. She just kept trusting and praying. A few days before her 10th birthday party, her mom got a call from a friend of hers who owned horses and knew a lot about them. This friend had gotten a call from her neighbor saying that she had to move to town by that weekend, and needed a home for her pony. This friend was calling Sarah’s mom to ask if their family would be interested in getting the pony. She said that she would go look at it, and then call back with more details. The next day the friend went to look at the pony, and when she drove up saw that it was a black pony with a star on its forehead. She knew what Sarah had been praying for; this was it! She brought the pony to her farm and called Sarah’s mom. Sarah’s mom and dad decided to go look at the pony and see if they thought it would be the right pony for Sarah. The pony was not trained to ride, but was very sweet and trainable. Her parents knew this was the pony for Sarah, but didn’t tell her about it as they wanted it to be a surprise.

A couple days later was Sarah’s 10th birthday party and her parents had figured out a way to surprise her. After the party they “had” to take one of the girls (who just happened to be the daughter of the family who was keeping the pony at their house) home. This girl was in on the surprise too, so she asked Sarah to come into the barn so she could show her their hay fort. When Sarah walked into the barn, her mom stopped her and said, “Sarah, did you know that Someone else has also given you a present for your birthday? God heard your prayer, and decided to answer it.” Sarah was then led to the stall where the pony was, and was told that this was her pony, her answer to prayer. Sarah didn’t know what to think! It was so hard to believe that this pony was actually hers! She was so excited, and could hardly wait for the day she could bring her home. Sarah named her pony Midnight Mist, but called her Misty for short. A week later, they went back to get the pony and brought her home. What a neat story on how God can answer prayers, right?

While this may sound like “just a neat story” but one that likely wouldn’t happen to anyone, I know for a fact that it can, and did, happen. The girl, Sarah, is my sister, and Misty is her answer to prayer. Misty has been a great addition to our little farm, and she and Sarah get along pretty well. This is no make-believe story. God does, and will, answer prayers. If He can hear the prayers of a little girl praying for a pony, He can hear your prayers. God wants you to trust Him, and believe that He can do the unbelievable. 

Just as a little side note...this story took place in late October of 2009. We are now working with Misty on ground manners, but would like to start breaking her to ride sometime this summer. Though she can be pretty ornery at times, she is doing quite well. God really knew which horse would be perfect for Sarah from the day she started praying, and even before then. Misty has even taught us a few lessons...such as patience and perseverance :) 


  1. Hello Rebekah
    I enjoyed this story and was especially happy to hear that it is true! The Lord is so good and always answers prayer! Thank you for sharing this.
    God bless you.

  2. Awesome story! It shows how much our God truly cares!