The wolf shall live with the lamb,
the calf and the lion and the fatling together,
and a little child shall lead them.
— Isaiah 11.6
It’s easy to get the lion to lie down with the lamb.
It just takes a lot of lambs.
We have to be willing to be strong yet vulnerable.
We need to have the courage of mercy
in the face of rage.
We have to risk our power and privilege.
It takes gutsy lambs.
And it takes a lot of them.
Not all will survive.
This is what scares us away.
God may not step in and change them.
We might have to lie down in front of them first.
So the little child comes to lead us,
to show us how to be strong in love,
how to be fearless against injustice,
how to find the power of powerlessness,
how to be willing to lie down with lions.
Jesus, come and make us gutsy lambs.
December 5, 2019