As I sit here writing, the calendar and the weather tell me that the month of March is almost over. It has been said that March “comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb”. Where we live, we were visited by at least three “Nor’ Easters” that dumped several feet of snow in a few short weeks. This was a reminder to us that winter hadn’t quite given up its grip here in the Northeast. The temperatures are beginning to rise in recent days and it seems that spring-like weather may be just around the corner. All that said, March has certainly lived up to its reputation.
The terms “lion” and “lamb” are not exclusive terms to describe the third month of the year. Interestingly, they are also words to describe two of the names and characteristics of Jesus. John 1:29 tells us that He is “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”. He was the worthy sacrifice, as the unblemished lambs were in Old Testament times to be offered up for the forgiveness of the sins of mankind. We read in Revelation 5:5 that, “the Lion of the Tribe of Juda, hath prevailed to open the book”. This speaks of Jesus’ kingship and authority over all things, even life and death! Let us remember this Easter season (and all year long!) to thank God for the gift of Jesus, who died and rose from the grave, so that by believing that He did this for you, would give us abundant life both now and forever. Praise be to the One who came first as the “Lamb”, but will return someday as the “Lion”! Will you be ready? Happy Easter!