2/5/21 ~ A Good Horse


Every now and then again,
A good horse comes along,
You better pay attention,
Be a shame if you go wrong.
 
When you see him comin’,
You must not hesitate,
“Cause you just might miss him,
If too long you wait.
 
The good ones are attractive,
People look for build and color,
And if they’re at an auction,
Will out-bid one another.
 
Why, just last week in Cow Town,
One brought a hundred grand,
Lord knows I was honored,
Just in the barn to stand.
 
But out there in the country,
When you can have some time,
To look at what you’re seein’,
You’ll sooner come out fine.
 
The width of hip, it matters,
You’ll want a pretty head,
And if he’s moving graceful,
Broke but not plumb dead.
 
Does he look closer at you,
Or does he look on past,
Does he seem to know you,
Is that feelin’ gonna last.
 
It’s not unlike the Savior,
When He sees us, we are known,
The one He paid the price for,
And will take us home.
 
And bonded there forever,
He with His love will heal,
All that hurts and ails us,
‘Cause His grace is so real.
 
So don’t miss that old pony,
When he finally comes along,
And get in Jesus’ halter,
With Him you can’t go wrong.
I came across this website and Facebook page called Gods Horseback Gospel awhile back and read a few posts and poems; didn’t really think a whole lot about it and then stumbled across it again the other day.  In reading this poem “Good Horse” By Brad McClain it brings back cherished memories of the horses that I have ridden, trained, loved, not loved, been SO glad to see the backside of them get in the trailer and the ones that I have shed crazy tears over because I have lost.  It also reminds me that every once in a while you get that ONE, that one special horse that makes all the others worthwhile.  You know the ones I’m talking about?  The bad actors, the gossipers, the slackers, the ones that step on your toes to get ahead in line. Wink, not just talking about horses here!

But, if we think about it... we were chosen. God thought we were pretty special and paid the price for us.  God’s grace, love, and faith in us promises that we can trust that God knows that we were worth the price.  God gives us peace once we have that connection.  We know that with God, we can’t go wrong.
 “…we will come and make our home with each of them…” (John 14:23, NLT)

Lord, give us faith, and make that faith grow in us day by day. Also give us hope and love, so that we may serve our neighbors according to your will; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

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