Jesse Tree Day 8: Lions are powerful and intimidating animals. “Kings of the Jungle.” They are also incredibly beautiful and majestic. Our next stop on the Jesse Tree leads us to Judah. The fourth son of Israel is the one who receives the family blessing and inherits the line of the Messiah. He is symbolized by a lion, and the Lion of Judah becomes a reference for Jesus.
I hadn’t thought about it too much, until I was in the middle of a very God-directed path in my life. I knew that I was doing what God wanted me to do, but had no idea what it was going to look like in the end. When I contemplated God, the image of the lion kept coming up, and reminded me of a phrase about Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia, “He’s wild you know, not like a tame lion.”
This is not a God who will let us play it safe. This is not a God who is satisfied with “enough.” We have a God who wants more than we could possibly give so that He can give us more than we could possibly imagine. How does this work? Through grace, God takes our littlest efforts, and makes them more. We just have to open ourselves up to Him. It’s okay. It starts out small – about the size of a tiny baby.