The Odd Thing About Being A Christian

It can be an odd thing to be a Christian. We worship the Lion of Judah and yet also revere the lamb. We are a people who always respected the courage of David to slay Goliath, yet equally, applaud Daniel’s willingness to be slain by lions.
Christianity’s strength is making room for two seemingly opposing virtues to run wild without contradiction. It is good to be brave as a lion yet gentle as a lamb. It is good to love God in strength and worship Him in weakness. It is noble to be both conquering king and suffering servant. This is, for me, the mystery and beauty of God and the Gospel. We sit with martyrs and mighty men at the same table of grace.
Written by: Bill Crawford
April 2022

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