He had been named by the managers of the farm teenager. He was kicked out of the dazzle (herd) by the father only a week or so earlier. A new baby had been born and he was no longer the center of attention. In fact his presence in the group was a hazard to the little one.
Teenager was looking for anyone who would focus on him and potentially give the consideration he desired. It amazed me that he stopped and looked at us. Then missionary Rolf Weichardt got out of the vehicle and walked in the direction of teenager. He began walking to Rolf. He didn’t seem to shy away or have any fear of a human.
I thought of the many people we have encountered during our ministry years who expressed some of the same desires displayed by this young zebra. It was amazing that when he finished inspecting Rolf he began a walk toward me and the vehicle. I was taking pictures and he took notice. He came all the way to the land rover and reached up to touch my hand.
I have found that is true of everyone. Have you looked your spouse or children in the eyes today? Have you provided them some focused attention? Have you given them a hug? Everyone wants to feel loved by someone. Don’t miss your opportunities that are all around you.