Imagine a dreamy, white horse with a golden, spiraled horn rising from its graceful forehead, its long locks flowing about it as it sweeps through a mystical forest. It's a unicorn, a legendary creature like none other. Artists have depicted it with light streaming all around it and magical dust exuding from its wild mane like glitter from a fairy's wand, for mythology and ancient folklore have depicted the unicorn as a creature of stunning light and infinite goodness. Even the Bible mentions the unicorn, characterizing the legendary beast as one of strength. And it's no wonder as the unicorn is known for its power. Not only is it a creature of purity, but it holds special magic that emanates from its gleaming horn, healing the injured and turning poison water into a thirst-quenching stream.
Are unicorns real? Have they ever existed outside of the imagination? The unicorn was depicted in the ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian. But these accounts may reflect nothing more than the heart's yearning for something greater than ourselves or a desire to enchant listening ears with tales of love and fair maidens. And we may never know if unicorns exist, but we can hope that such beauty and goodness does grace this world and that we may someday glimpse it in the church of our own hearts.