Friday, April 13, 2012

The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb

Looking for peace? In the new world, after this one is destroyed, it says, the lion will lie down with the lamb (and not eat it.)  That's a peaceful existence.

In a different word-picture, the lion of Judah is the savior and leader.  Big, ferocious, undaunted, the lion is called king of beasts.  The savior of Judah is also pictured as a lamb.  Quiet, submissive to the evil designs of the world leaders of the day, he was seen as a threat by those leaders and eliminated. Who is the better leader? The one with kindness and self-sacrifice, or the one who is decisive and assertive?  Who will lead to ultimate peace?

My take: be careful whom you chose to follow.  There are still people out there speaking platitudes of peace and status quo. Yet there is no peace. Likewise there are people who will follow whomever they think has power.  How would you know who is best to follow?  The rebels without a cause?  The rebels with any cause?  The ones in power who say it's for your own good?  (How do they know?  Does that mean it's for their own good?)

Pick your causes and your leaders carefully. As a wise man once said, "Lest we may be found to be opposing God himself."

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