Job 39 — Secretariat

Last night I saw the recent movie Secretariat and thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie starts and ends with a quotation from Job 39, given below in the New Revised Standard Version.

“Do you give the horse its might? Do you clothe its neck with mane? Do you make it leap like the locust? Its majestic snorting is terrible. It paws violently, exults mightily; it goes out to meet the weapons. It laughs at fear, and is not dismayed; it does not turn back from the sword. Upon it rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. With fierceness and rage it swallows the ground; it cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet. When the trumpet sounds, it says ‘Aha!’ From a distance it smells the battle, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.”

In 2006 I created a collage based on Job 39 (which can be seen in my 6/12/10 posting) so I looked again at my picture and saw that I had illustrated the verses above with a photograph of a race horse. Then I looked at the racing colors of the horse and realized that it was SECRETARIAT.  This either falls into the category of “Great minds think alike” or the leading of the Holy Spirit.