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YOU can help at risk youth by bidding on this painting RIGHT NOW on ebay!

After several months and a few trips to Hobby Lobby, Emilee has finished the painting.  “Haziel” will go up for auction to benefit Horseplay Equestrian in Hudsonville, MI.  This ministry uses rescued horses to teach at risk youth life skills which are laid in the foundation of the Gospel.  You can read all about the work done at Horseplay Eqestrian at  The painting is of a recent addition to the ranch, a colt named Haziel.  You can read his story below.

Each year Horseplay has one fundraizer.  At the ranch they have a pig roast with fantastic food, live music, and fun things to do.   This year, July 9th, Chris will be doing his part by going in the dunk tank.  As part of the non-profit’s annual and only fundraizer, this original painting will go up for auction on ebay.  You will have opportunity to bid on the painting and all the proceeds will go directly to Horseplay.  We will have a link right here on the website as soon as the painting is available to bid on.

Description:  Original acrylic by Emilee Danielson on 16×20 canvas.  Professional framming done by Hobby Lobby of Holland, MI.  The entire piece measures 26×30.  Title:  “Haziel”  Emilee gives account of the colt’s amazing story and is dated and mounted on the back of the painting.

On the back:


God Sees

      Emilee Danielson June 2011

The colt had been named long before it had been born.  Sired from stock of impressive blood lines, both the mare and the stallion breeding were offered with great expectation that an exceptional offspring would result. Everything went as planned until the day came for the mare to deliver.  The foal was in the wrong position and the mare struggled to bring forth that little life.  The initial hurdle was cleared, but others soon followed.  The mare rejected the newly born colt, kicking at his attempts for nourishment.  His low immunity level called for a transfusion.  The ungainly colt lacked in size, beauty and
health, even for a newborn.  The only thing this colt did not lack was trouble and disappointment.  With the best laid plans the attending vet, breeder and owners were left to ponder as to why.

The name long-ago given the colt was Haziel.  It is the Hebrew word meaning “God
Sees”.  While no person could foresee Haziel’s particular set of circumstances, God could.  He saw Haziel concealed in the darkness of his mother’s womb and determined to use him.  God was going to use Haziel to tell His own story.  It is in all actuality a story about God.   We see at present, but often it is not until the present becomes past that we are able to perceive.   We go through life with struggles, pain and rejection.  We too lack in ability, strength and wisdom.  Sometimes we get headed in the wrong direction or quite simply end up in the wrong position at the wrong time.  No life woven into such intricate scenarios is immune to the struggles or their disappointments.   Neither should we be blind to what God is revealing to us through them.

God does indeed see, but like these first dramatic stages of Haziel’s life, that is just the beginning.  He then longs for, reaches out, and woos His broken world.   He heals the sick, gives strength to the weak, accepts those who have been rejected, restores relationships, and turns trials into victories.  He has done all these things for an awkward sickly colt.  How much more does He long to do the same for mankind?

Today, a healthy Haziel lives with his mother, Tia, at Horseplay Equestrian in Hudsonville, MI as a living example to those around them that “God Sees”.

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” 

                                                                                                                         Jeremiah 29:11