We all have
images in our minds and our hearts that remain
the most powerful and impacting to us…that speak
to us in powerful ways few other things do.
One of my
personal most powerful images has always been
the Jesus in the form of the Lion of Judah.
“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." Revelations 5:5
painting I wanted to express the royal beauty of
the Lion of Judah…the calm, serene but powerful
physical expression of Jesus Christ.
DEATHS DEFEAT - CONTINUED
DEFEAT IN THE LION OF JUDAH
mind…when the Bible refers to Jesus as the lamb,
it’s showing His meek and selfless sacrifice.
When the Bible begins to speak of Jesus as the
Lion of Judah, this is speaking of His bold and
powerful victory over that same death which He
died…and our own.
example of the Lion of Judah can be seen in the
book series ‘Narnia’ by C.S. Lewis.
be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the
sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have
Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We
shan't meet you there. And how can we live,
never meeting you?" "But you shall meet me,
dear one," said Aslan. "Are -are you there
too, Sir?" said Edmund. "I am," said Aslan.
"But there I have another name. You must learn
to know me by that name. This was the very
reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by
knowing me here for a little, you may know me
What is true love?
What stirs us to seek to put another’s life and
breath before our own?
What is so intoxicatingly beautiful and rare
about such a notion?
What is it about this kind of love that
relinquishes all grudges and pain…that lays
itself down saying “This is how much I love you”
and wishing to take all pain upon ourselves for
one we love.
What is this kind of love? The form we all
crave…the kind that makes life unmistakably