“No Horse, No Hoof” – A blessing to enjoy and share with others

Andie Eisenberg is a gifted cowgirl poet. This is one of the best poems I have ever read – horsey or otherwise. It speaks not only to the sacrificial service our horses offer us, but the unknowable sacrifice Christ made for each of His own.

Please enjoy this as I have, and pass it on to bless others.

Christian Cowgirl Poetry horse hooves

No Hoof, No Horse

“No hoof, no horse!”
Barefoot or shod, the risk remains
that someday, in serving me,
your feet will carry you places
you do not wish to go.

For my part,
I will towel my waist,
and pick your hooves,

wash them clean,
and cradle them
in the palms of my hands.

Pearls of great price,
purveyors of thunder,
vessels of power and life,
I tend to thee also
with a servant heart.

For you are the work
of my Master’s hand.
You lay down your life
to bear me;
your hooves
carry me to heaven,
and back again
in pounding strains
of joy.

Visit Andie’s website for more, Christian Cowgirl Poetry.

The scripture that comes immediately to mind is Matthew 13 and John 21:18-19:

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” jesus-washing-peters-feet-ford-madox-brown-1856-publicdomain-detail

Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.” Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”

“Most assuredly, I say to you [Peter], when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”

 

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