The Lion and the Lamb
“Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals” (Revelation 5.5 NIV).
Two metaphors used to describe Jesus are the lion and the lamb. The lion is fierce and strong, and it has no natural predators. The lamb on the other hand would never make it alone. It needs human intervention just to survive. Jesus allowed Himself to be led like a lamb to the slaughter. He placed His life willingly into our hands, and we led Him straight to the cross. Some might think Jesus showed weakness, but in actuality Jesus’ humility unto death is the strongest demonstration of love on earth and heaven. Jesus willingly gave His life, took the sins of the world and allowed Himself to be forsaken by God—all because He loved us. The Lion became the Lamb to forgive us of our sin and bring us back to God. This beautiful contradiction reminds us that we should never look at God’s move with earthly eyes. What seems weak or humble to us, may actually be powerful and awesome. Faith requires us to trust God and not our own eyes. We stand firmly on the truth that God always wants to demonstrate His glory on earth, and He chooses to use simple earthen vessels (people) as carriers of His glory.We must never dismiss the “lamb-like” steps of faith we take. God will roar like a lion through our faith. Click To Tweet
“Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth” (Revelation 5.6 NIV).
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