Friday, May 17, 2013

Is this my Lion?


"And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals."
(Revelation 5:3-5 ESV)


When I read this passage, and put my heart into it, I get chills! The picture it paints of His holiness, power, love, worthiness, and so many more adjectives come to mind. The idea that this Lion of Judah, who is the only One worthy, ultimately powerful, chose to love me personally is just humbling.

So I excitedly went on a journey to find a picture of a Lion to capture this fire, power, and fear!

Roar!

     Do you know how difficult that was to do?!

I first went through my own pictures that I have (one of them is above). However he looked far too tame! So I went to search the internet, and even started looking for pictures just of the eyes of the lion, to capture that fierce lion look that I was trying to find. However so many of the pictures that came up showed this same personality that I captured; calm, cool, collected, and dare I say tame!

          Perhaps ... Meek?

I sat, though, and then realized; this is my lion.

Would I want to wrestle with this tame creature I see above? Hardly; it would tear me apart! I began to realize that this passion I sought to find in the picture was not power, but wrath. Oh, He will bring wrath, as does this lion. However this lion is not in a constant state of wrath, and neither is He.

This is my Lion ... this is my Lord.

Oh what comfort it brings me to know I stand behind a calm, cool, collected Lion. One capable of the ultimate wrath; yet one that shows the ultimate love.

May I seek to learn more from this Lion; oh how much I have to learn ...

His,
~Matthew
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