There is an old saying that if March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb.  The saying chooses the temperaments of two opposing animals, the ferociousness of a lion and the gentleness of a lamb.  The comparison is easily understood.

    It might seem odd that these same two animals are used as comparisons of Jesus.  In Revelation 5:5, one of the elders in heaven says to John, “Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” (KJV)  Earlier, in John 1:36, the apostle John says, “And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he (John the Baptist) saith, Behold the Lamb of God.” (KJV)  Jesus is considered the Lion of the tribe of Judah and the lamb of God.

    Can He really be both a lion and a lamb?  Most certainly!  He came as a lamb to die on the cross as the sacrificial lamb needed to atone for our sins. He also came as the lion of to be a powerful, fearless king, one who can rule our lives and defeat all our enemies.  He is truly both a gentle lamb and a powerful lion.

Published by Ray Richards