Lion and the Lamb

close up photo of lion s head

March, tradition tells us, comes in and if it’s like a lion, it will go out like a lamb, or vice versa, like a lamb it goes out like a lion.

Today it came in like a lamb. The whole day has been beautiful and warm.

I’ve had my door open and enjoyed the wonderful creation of God. A friendly author sent me a package of books and I read the first one. It was someone that we’ve traded critiques and stories.

The book was “Ice Lake” by Jackie Zack, a murder mystery. The second book is “Big Bluff” also by Jackie Zack, book two in the Katy Russel mystery series.

It’s good to read and it is said in order to be a good writer one must be a good reader. In the last few years, I haven’t had the freedom to read as much as I would like. My reading has centered around my research for my books which does include other books, usually non-fiction about the subjects I’m writing about.

Reading and writing—both go together. Somewhat like the phrase Lion and the Lamb. As Christians when we talk about those two elements we are talking about the same thing. The Lion of Judah, the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world.

Revelation 5:

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. 8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.