In Like a Lion

According to the forecast for the next couple of days March will come in like a lion. We hope it will go out like a lamb.

Just doing some brief research and from previous experience with the month of March, the saying seems to be more of a proverb rather than a serious weather forecasting statement. March is a transition month in which we generally make a distinct move from winter toward summer. Thus the proverb, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

The proverb is always a reminder to me of the similar statement made about Jesus. Only it is reversed. He came as a lamb and He will return as a lion.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (Jn. 1:29 NIV)

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.” (Rev. 5:5 NIV)

But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (Heb. 9:26-28 NIV)
Christ appeared once for all time to be the sacrifical lamb for all sins. He will appear again to be the judge of all mankind.

The lamb has come, the lion is coming.