26th June 2020
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.”
Revelation 19:11 (NKJV)
“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Revelation 19:16 (NKJV)
We just recently watched the movie ‘Ride Like a Girl’, the story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup horse race (although the storyline is as much about the horse as the girl). Having watched other movies involving horses and of course seeing them in the flesh, we have often commented on what a majestic animal the horse is. Horses over the centuries have featured prominently in historical events. They have carried soldiers and Kings into battle, they have carried rulers in processions and as much as we honour the courage of soldiers in battle, horses have not shied away from battle either. It seems to me to be such an appropriate animal to carry the King of Kings and Lord of Lords as described in the book of Revelation. In our world right now there is much posturing on the part of governments, rulers, politicians and others resulting in both good governance and also misuse of power. When rulers rule righteously the people dwell in peace and when they don’t there is uncertainty and even fear. Over the centuries empires and rulers both good and bad have come and gone but there is One who has never changed. ‘And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”’ (Matthew 28:18 NKJV) The fact is as Christians we are definitely in this world yet not of it. We are of a Kingdom and a King who reigns forever. When it looks like the world is out of control remember Jesus is in control. Take comfort in the fact that this will all culminate with: “that at the name of Jesus every knee should (will) bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11 NKJV) While not ignoring events around us we look forward to the day we see our King riding in triumph on that majestic white horse - therefore encourage each other all the more as we see the day approaching.