Monday, March 16, 2009
March--time of change
When we think of March, we think of the saying, "In like a lion, out like a lamb." Usually this is referring to the weather (in Oklahoma often the weather is like a lamb at the beginning and a lion at the end). But I can see other references--one being biblical.
In like a lion, out like a lamb can also refer to the change that takes place in us and our surroundings at this time of year. Spring begins--the budding of the trees and flowers, the lengthening of the days, more sunlight to brighten our lives. I don't know about you, but when the warmer, springtime weather starts and vivid colors come back to the landscape, my spirits are lifted. It even has me looking around at the beauty God created for us to enjoy. I know their is a beauty in a snow covered landscape, too, but there's something about spring that seems to lift us up, give us hope.
There's another reference I can think of that goes along with the suspense we like to read and write. The lion represents the danger around us while the lamb represents the good and innocence. The lion represents the strong, the lamb the gentle. In the picture they coexist. That's not always the truth. In fact, I'm not sure how they got that picture taken with the lion and the lamb together. So often the strong gobble the weak up. Not so, with the Lord and that's the beauty we show in our Christian romantic suspense.
Anyone else want to compare what the lion and lamb mean?