The Lion and the Lamb

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Before I cover any more disgusting and distressing news–if I have to–I’d like to mention something rather more edifying.

The other day, in my car, I passed a house whose owner has put out the most beautiful and spiritually uplifting lawn ornament I’ve ever seen–a lion and a lamb lying down together. It brought to mind a glorious thing.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is both the Lion and the Lamb: the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29); but He is also the Lion of Judah, all-powerful, who has prevailed to open the book and loose the seven seals thereof (Revelation 5:5): King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who was and is and is to come. And He will clean up the mess we’ve made.

And it also reminds us that when God has renewed and regenerated His creation, the lion and the lamb will lie down together in Christ’s Kingdom.

These are promises we have from God Himself, and no power in heaven or earth will prevent Him from doing as He has said.

Not a Tame Lion

Jesus Christ Our Lord, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5), is not always safe to be around. In the words of C.S. Lewis, “He’s not a tame lion!”

In this video, a male lion–totally ignoring the cars and the gawking onlookers who don’t understand what they’re seeing–takes down and kills an adult wildebeest all by himself. Our pop culture likes to present male lions as lazy duffers: but watch how this lion moves. That could be you, instead of the wildebeest.

To have no fear of Jesus Christ the Son of God is to have no sense. Even the gnus are wiser than that. For He will come again and claim His kingdom on the earth, and He will judge us all. Those who had no fear before will have it then… but it will be too late.

Seek God’s mercy and forgiveness now. His grace is inexhaustible.

But his power is much, much more than any lion’s.

‘Soldiers of the Lion’

Linda called for this one: Soldiers of the Lion, by Chuck Girard. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5) is not a tame lion, and it is our glory to be allowed to enter into the labors of all His saints. And if the lyrics are a bit much for squishy, world-pleasing Christians–You’ve had the planet long enough… Get you back to outer darkness–well, that’s all to the good.