The vision of the horses (Zech 1:7-1:8)

“Zechariah said.

‘In the night,

I saw a man

Riding on a red horse!

He was standing

Among the myrtle trees

In the glen.

Behind him,

Were red horses,

Sorrel horses,

White horses.’”

Zechariah had this night vision about horses.  First, there was a man riding a red horse in the valley or glen that was filled with myrtle or evergreen trees.  Even more interesting was a series of other horses behind this rider.  While white horses might be common, the sight of red horses with sorrel or speckled horses seemed a bit strange.  What was this all about?

God of trees (Isa 41:19-41:20)

“I will put in the wilderness

The cedar tree,

The acacia tree,

The myrtle tree,

The olive tree.

I will set in the desert

The cypress tree,

The plane tree,

Together with the pine tree.

Thus all may see,

All may know,

All may consider,

All may understand together,

That the hand of Yahweh

Has done this.

The Holy One of Israel

Has created it.”

Once again, assuming the first person singular in Second Isaiah, Yahweh says that he is the one who planted a bunch of trees in the desert wilderness. These trees include the cedar trees, the acacia trees, the myrtle trees, the olive trees, the cypress trees, the plane trees, and the pine trees. Once you realize this, you will see, know, consider, and understand that the hand of Yahweh has done all this. The Holy One of Israel has created all these trees.