I am the worst sinner and most blessed person I know. After 30 years as a Christian, I am more stunned by the Gospel than ever before. The greatest privilege God has entrusted to me in life is to be a minister of that glorious Gospel to my wife, Maria, and our children: Madeline, Luke, and Lydia. It is my happiest work!
The title of this blog is taken from Revelation 5:5–6: “…behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.” And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.”
The Apostle John hears about a Lion, but sees a resurrected Lamb standing. This is more than a juxtaposition of two complementary images; rather, the Lamb is the meaning of the Lion: Jesus Christ the King conquers by giving Himself to be conquered. This is the wisdom of the Cross, which is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to those who are being saved, wisdom from God and power from God. My prayer for this blog is that God would be pleased to use it to help others see that the Lion is the Lamb.