The Year of the Horse

Lunar New Year 2014










 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. (Psalm 20:7-8, ESV)

Amidst the festitivities and anticipation of a long weekend away from work, I thought of this verse.

Today, our ‘chariots’ and ‘horses’ take the form of military might (for nations), academic accolades, personal wealth etc etc. But these will collapse and fall, if not now, eventually. They weren’t meant to bear the weight of all the hopes we pin on them.

The Psalmist beautifully contrasts this frailty with the sure, steadfast confidence that those we trust in the name of the Lord have. Why the name? The name stands for all that God is, His Godness. His existence, and the essence of Him being God gives Christians the confidence, comfort, and assurance. Those who place their hope in Him can rise and stand upright, because He is a God that does not change, though things around us do.

And because it is Chinese New Year,


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