UNTIL LAMBS BECOME LIONS
Post by Dwight Haymon
Artwork by Sarah Haymon
“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.” – Robin Hood, the Movie, 2010
Imprinted on Robin Hood’s newfound sword, the words haunted him to the core of his being. When asked by Little John and Will Scarlet what it meant, Robin Hood explained something akin to Winston Churchill and our American founding fathers, “It means never give up.” Rise, and rise again, until the docile lambs become conquering lions.
Being a lamb isn’t wrong! Being one of God’s lambs is mandatory. Yet, after character is built, it’s then time to grow into a formidable opponent in the hand of the Lord. Leif Hetland says that, “the lamb represents alignment and the lion represents assignment.” We align ourselves with Jesus in a “gentle and humble” way, then we are positioned to undo the works of the “devil who prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (I Pet. 5:8). We undo the works of the devil by becoming greater lions—lions joined with the Lion of the tribe of Judah!
Jesus is the great “paradox.” John saw this in a vision, “Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne…” (Rev. 5:6). Get this: a lamb slain, yet standing. How can this be? Obviously, Jesus died and now the resurrection has brought Him life. He is now “the Lion…who has triumphed” (vs. 5).
Papa is doing something! He’s changing, awakening, shaking, and shifting the very fiber of our souls for the little lambs to become lions. The day of comfortable Christianity, arranged by man, is over. Papa wants to show you His comfort, His future, His love, His peace, His joy, and more! He has destiny written all over you and it is better than anything you can imagine! His love is more than we can think or ask!
To be a lion is to know who you are and what you are doing! Are you ready to join the lionhearted odyssey?
(Excerpt from Dwight’s upcoming book)