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.