Does God Love Horses?

I have searched the Bible for any sort of beautiful scripture about horses. I always loved tspookedhe line in Marguerite Henry’s book King of the Wind about Allah speaking to the wind to make of itself a creature and the horse was born. But that isn’t quite scriptural, it was the interpretation of an interview by a military man stationed in Africa. It’s in a book called The Horses of the Sahara, by General E. Dumas, 1857. Out of curiosity, I downloaded the Kindle version and gave it a look. The Horses of the Sahara is a pretty good collection of letters and essays about the lifestyle of the Algerian Bedouins and the horses they’ve raised and loved for centuries – or millennia. You can find this book on Amazon/Kindle also Barns & Nobel/Nook. It is lovely and poetic and I recommend it for reading. That is all.

A quote from The Horses of the Sahara, by General E. Dumas, can be found here:

The question remains, does God love horses? Well, as He created all life here on planet earth, yes, I would venture to say that He loves them. What I have found in scripture, meaning the accepted Christian Holy Bible, is from Job. In the course of the text, in answer to Job’s questions about Job’s misfortunes and illnesses, God reminds the man who is Who. God is the Creator and retains control over everything and Job is the creation – the servant, asked only to worship, trust, and obey His word. God says to Job, “Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with thunder?”

The horse is the only animal in the Bible thus described, clothed with thunder. The other animals mentioned in Job are described by a few of their actions, many of which are foolish. The eagle and hawk soar and make their nests high where their sharp eyes can hunt. But the horse is clothed with thunder so that it cannot be frightened. The horse devours the distance with fierceness and rage. (Job 39:19-25). Horses fly like eagles only faster, yet are fiercer than wolves. (Jeremiah 4:13 and Habakkuk 1:8) All this fierceness and speed is gratefully utilized by man for hunting, war, games, and racing, as well as companionship, because God also endowed animals with the ability to love and obey their masters. Later, God promises that the horse will again see peace when even he is clothed with holiness. (Zechariah 14:20)

Would I be on the right track, then, by saying that God loves horses more than other animals? I don’t think so. He is not so fond of that pride thing. In fact, God loves the humble who depend upon Him for all their needs, who look to Him for salvation. And for that role, He selected the lamb. And it is the lamb we should emulate.

The Lamb of God became our ultimate sacrifice and provided the bridge to make our way back to Eternal Life. The horses will come with their riders at the judgement, and I think I’d rather be standing next to the lamb.   Genesis 22:8, Abraham said, “God will provide Himself a lamb.”   John 1:29, The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!   Revelation 22:3, No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.

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