by Heather Tietz
The LORD will roar from Zion, and thunder from Jerusalem;
and the heavens and the earth will shake; but the LORD will be a refuge to his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel.
A lion’s roar could be an intimidating sound…if you weren’t a lion. But to those that speak this wild canine tongue, lion roars are just conversation. “Where are you? I’m over here. Hey look there, check that out!”
Jesus is called the Lion of Judah, the leader of Judah’s tribe, the king of warriors. Here, at the Last Judgement, He roars. He calls before Him all those who are not His own, those who never followed Him, those who never spoke His language of love. To them, His voice is an earth-shaking, fearful sound. But to the children of Israel, to His tribe, His own family, Jesus’ voice is a comfort.
The Lion of Judah is our Savior Jesus Christ (Revelation 5:5). Will you be able to stand before Him on Jesus’ Second Coming unafraid because you are His?