Not that unusual of a sight in Nebraska, actually. A friend saw this outside the local convenience mart. As a means of travel, it’s gallopin’ good, saves on gas, and you can fit into the skinniest parking spot.

By Susan Darst Williams | | 2-19-18 | © 2018


BIBLE QUICKIE: The ancient Hebrews used donkeys and oxen in their everyday lives a lot more than horses. For the most part, horses represented war to them. Pharaoh’s horses and chariots chased them to the Red Sea when Moses led them out of slavery in Egypt (Ex. 14:9). The Israelites were able to defeat the Canaanites even though they had a lot more horses and chariots (Joshua 11:4-9). God warned them NOT to put their faith in how many horses they had (Psalm 20:7), nor to hoard great herds of them. Both David and his son Solomon did it, anyway, to the nation’s harm. The prophet Jeremiah used the symbol of a “well-fed, lusty stallion” to describe the idolatry and unfaithfulness of God’s people when they were out of His will and out of control (Jeremiah 5:8). The most ominous equine symbols are the four horses of the Apocalypse (Rev. 6:1-8), but the most inspiring horse may be the white one who is going to bear the King of kings and the Lord of lords (Rev. 19:11-16).