(Revelation 19:14) “And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”
Have you ever wondered if there were animals in Heaven? This is a question children often ask. As we grow up and become more familiar with this world, we often imagine Heaven to be an unfamiliar place. But we will not walk as foreigners in Heaven. Things we see here on this earth are shadows of the reality we will encounter in eternity. We will recognize the substance and surroundings of Heaven. We will not leave behind our memories of what is beautiful and majestic. We will not leave behind our knowledge of things and people.
The return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:11) and His armies proves to us there are horses in Heaven. Although we have yet to see the Lord and the heavenly host, we can picture this awesome event because we are familiar with horses. They will have four legs. They will have tails. They will transport riders. They will demonstrate loyalty and affection. They will be obedient and majestic. All the grace and freedom we appreciate in these animals here will also be there.
We will be more at home Heaven than we can ever be on this earth. One day we will stop our wandering and settle in – no longer strangers in a strange land. Maybe we’ll watch these horses galloping through a field. Can you picture it? Even right now, a loved one may be holding up a carrot stick to one of these heavenly stallions. Just as we are comforted knowing our loved ones are with the Lord, they are comforted in a perfect creation acquainted and at peace with God’s creatures. Yes, there are horses in Heaven!
Renewed Thought – Lord, help me to become less familiar with this world and more familiar with You.