Just Like Them Horses’ Reba McEntire Sings For Lost Loved Ones

Country music legend Reba McEntire gave a stunning and moving performance of “Just Like Horses,” a tear-jerking tune about losing a loved one.

Unfortunately, death and loss are a part of life, something that everyone goes through at one time or another. Losing a loved one is always a painful experience. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances surrounding the loss were - an expected passing or not - it will and does hurt regardless. 

In a clip posted on YouTube, Reba McEntire perfectly and beautifully captures the heartbreaking process of being near a loved one’s side as they take their final breaths. The lyrics are so well-written and wonderfully delivered that it’s hard to keep from shedding a tear or two or three while listening.

“She held his hand, he took one last breath
Then she walked out to the front porch step 
Stared at the sky, tears on her face
And she swore she could hear him say
If you love me, don’t be afraid”

It’s likely that most people have had a loved one who has endured suffering during their last days on Earth. It pains everyone to watch the individual struggle and hurt as they fight to stay alive. But it stings even more to know that they have passed, even if it means they are no longer suffering.

Thankfully, the Lord provides comfort, healing and strength during these painful and grief-stricken periods in life. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is still the same God. He remains on the throne, is still at work and never leaves nor forsakes us. 

Also, while it may not lessen the pain now, we can rest assured that if the person who passed was a follower of Christ, there will be a reunion with them in heaven one day. Praise God because death is not the end!

Revelation 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 


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