Ed Zevely Always Wanted a Horse, but He Didn’t Know What Freedom and Joy It Would Truly Bring Him. Now He Can’t Get Enough of Creation.

Great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. – Luke 5:15-16

As a small child, there was nothing Ed Zevely wanted more than a horse. It wasn’t until he was fifty years old that Ed finally fulfilled his wish. At his age, every summer is another one to cherish – and he doesn’t at all waste the wonder of clear air. He rides his steed into the Colorado high country, to have an adventure alone – not loneliness, the pain of being alone, but solitude, the glory of it. “I always believed that God created the world but that he spent a lot more time up there,” he says – until that is he encountered the beauty of virgin creation. See the power of solitude, the joy of nature and the bond between man, animal and God with Ed’s reflection on the beautiful desolation of the mountains in the clip below.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.