Have you heard of the four horses and horsemen of the Apocalypse? Today we read the Bible text from which all allusions to those figures find their source. We need to remember these four horses and their riders are what come forth as each of the first four seals of the book in the hand of the One who sits on the throne is opened by the Lamb. There is conquering and war and famine and death. Not one presents an attractive feature. Yet each has been part of reality since man took up dwelling east of Eden. Isaiah will speak to this, as will Jesus to Pilate. Let’s listen.