A lion is terrifying, and yet beautiful.
His presence alone can simultaneously provoke feelings of absolute fear and great joy. We shiver at his roar and his silent greatness demands that our fragile humanity bow down in humble recognition of his Glory. A great lion who is against you will undoubtedly kill you, but a magnificent lion, One who calls you His own, will guard you and protect you at the expense of His life.
I have spent long hours praying for the children and the teachers who died last week in Uvalde. It is unspeakable what happened to those precious children and their teachers. As I have imagined what it might have been like for them in that classroom, how scared, and unimaginably frightened they must have been, I try to remind myself, they were not alone and are no longer alone.
Jesus was with them, and is now with them forever.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. Matthew 28:20
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. Rev. 5:5
And all I keep hearing is, “Behold, the Lion.”
While I feel quite helpless to do much in response, I want to use my talents to raise money for a special organization in Colorado doing the work to help prevent school violence. See below –