A Lamb Like Lion

May 21, 2014

celebrate Jesus Son of God


Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

~Revelation 5:5, NIV


Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

~Leo Buscaglia

my thoughts red

In Revelation 5:5, Jesus is pictured as a Lion and then in verse 6 a Lamb. Which is He, the Lion of Judah or the Lamb of God? He is both. He is a Lion like Lamb and a Lamb like Lion. He is strong like a lion and gentle like a lamb. Some people equate gentleness with weakness but this simply is not the case. Gentleness is controlled strength. It is the ability to gently help another person even though you have the power to crush them. Have you noticed that big men, not 5’10” and 204 but 6’8″ and 304 are gentle. Some of you know big Mike Childers: he is 6’8″ and probably well over 304. Big Mike was calling a girls softball game in Eva and things were not going my way. The opposing pitcher was pitching the ball flat with no arch and I kept complaining because he was calling them strikes when actually they were illegal. Big Mike is patience but finally, he called time and motioned for me to come to him. He had a few words with me in private and then the game resumed with no complaining. He could have crushed me but he gently, yet firmly told me to keep my mouth shut which I did. I believe if I were 6’10” instead of 5’10”, I would be gentle. What do you think?

EXTRA animated

  • Last Family Night Supper for a while: Deadline to order is 10:00 am.
  • Had a good visit with Kenny: he ate an entire BLT and drink part of a pepsi, PTL. He has an incredible team of siblings who take care of him. It is unbelievable. 
  • A few folks misunderstood the bulletin: we are not having church at Smith Lake. I was poking fun at our lake lovers. We will be at DBC God willing. No LCBS, Worship at 10:15 and 6:00. I do love MEMORIAL DAY. I think it is number 3 on my list: Christmas, Thanksgiving and then Memorial Day.

ysam EXTRA

A Bonus From Bobby

After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security.

The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver’s License to verify my age.

I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, ‘Unbutton your shirt’.

So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.

She said, ‘That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me’ and she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, ‘You should have stripped. You might have gotten disability too.’ [This wife is one cruel heifer]



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