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The Finish Line
by PamFord Davis  
8/04/2009 / Devotionals

I oppose gambling in any formGrowing up in central NY State "Vernon Downs" was well known. We lived just off Route 5, a main road that connects Syracuse and Utica. Between the two cities "Vernon Downs," a popular race track, drew big crowds. We regularly saw long lines of traffic returning to Syracuse after the drivers won or lost their bets on horses.

Syracuse television used to show film of the winning horses just as they crossed the finish line. The announcer at the track had excitement in his voice no matter which horse won! The jockeys in their sulkies gliding along the track were a pretty sight. The movie "April Love" starring Pat Boone and Shirley Jones is a great story about the trotters.

Maybe in heaven I can have a heart to heart talk with Solomon about horses. "Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 9:25 NKJ)." Imagine the cost of horse feed! We don't have to gamble to appreciate the beauty and speed of horses!

Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter.

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