They say if March comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. Looks like we are going to get that this year as the snow is supposed to fly tonight and tomorrow and some more to come. What makes it even more interesting is to think about the Bible and how it talks about the lamb that has to be sacrificed for the forgiveness of sin, that blood has to be shed and to think we remember that at the end of this month. Hopefully you think about that a lot more than just once a year. Hopefully you think about it often. So to help you think about it I wrote about the “Come Back Kid” and now let’s think about the Lion and the Lamb.
Let’s start with the Lion. What do you think of when you think of a Lion? I know my kids think of Narnia and Aslan. For me, I think of powerful and strong. I think of the zoo and the large mane slow walking back and forth thinking, “lunch time”. The Bible calls Jesus a Lion in the following verse:
Revelation 5:5 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.”
Psalm 28:6,7 Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Psalm 59:9,10 O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress. My God in his steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.
Can you picture the might that there is in the LORD?
When we get to the end of the month of March this year we reflect and celebrate Good Friday and Easter, Resurrection Sunday. Here is the other side of the month, the Lamb. Listen to what Scripture says:
1 Corinthians 5:7b For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
Leviticus 17:11 .
Hebrews 9:22 .
How can you read those verses and not be moved. I mean moved with a deep sense of awe and WOW. I would ask that you read those verses a few time and really let God sink them into your heart.
Because Jesus is the Lamb of God, He alone paid the price of our sin. Have you turned to Him for salvation? Have you recognized your sin and repented? Have you called out to Jesus as LORD? Have you turned your life over to Him? If you want to really celebrate and understand Friday and Sunday you need to do those things. Please take time to consider what God has to say in His Word. He wants you to join Him not to be separated from Him.
Have a great day racin’ in the SONshine,