Poetry God Could Be A Cowboy Too © by Jenne Brown May 3, 2017 God Could Be A Cowboy Too © by Jenne Brown One night when my soul was achin’, When I felt alone and all forsaken, When God seemed too far to reach With my common ways and simple speech, I thought I heard God say to me: “Honey, I’m the kinda’ God you need me to be.” The kinda’ God who would wink With a gleam of lovin’ humor in his eye. And it got me to think, Who knows…maybe God has some cowboy inside. Sure, God probably don’t wear leather chaps With some great big ol’ cowboy hat. But He did make all those huge, open plains With the heavens to bring down sunshine and rain. And it helps the cowboy when the moon shines real bright, Like God made it do on lots of nights. And He made the rivers with shallow spots, So the cowboy could get across. He gave us horses and cows and all sorts of things, So the cowboy could make a living. Now, cowboys ain’t all perfect, I know, (The way God meant ‘em to be.) But there’s something about the paths a cowboy goes Appealing to me. In a world of high-tech and fast paces, I like the thought of country skies and wide open places. And I paint a picture in my mind, Of cowboys at eventime, Gatherin’ ‘round a fire in the night, Where the stars and the moon and the fire are the only light. And I can hear their rough voices, And all the nighttime noises. And these thoughts of warm firelight, Or a fiddle as it plays in the night, Sorta’ set my soul at ease – Like a soft, country breeze. And in my own simple way, I can believe When I get to heaven someday, God will have waiting for me Faded blue jeans, just my size, tucked away Aside a pair of well-worn cowboy boots. (To heck with the stiff city suits!) I know maybe it all sounds a little silly for me to think Of God in leather chaps wearing a cowboy’s wink, But even if it’s just for me, It helps me love God that much more, this imagery. Because there’s all kinds of people, in all different walks, But it’s the same God who reaches out and knows all our talks. And He’s a God with a heart that’s big enough To be able to reach out to each one of us. And so, I don’t mean to belittle God with our man-made ways, But it does help me at times, when I go to pray, To know – it just might be true, God Could Be A Cowboy Too! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Related Previous Escape © by Jenne Brown Newer The Answer You May Also Like A Call to Service by Jenne Brown September 27, 2017 Religion vs Relationship August 9, 2017 I Trust You God – But Where’s My Rent? (Part Five) March 13, 2019 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.