We often see pictures of lions that are lazily sleeping or taking a seemingly calm stroll on his turf. But when he is pushed or agitated to the limits, he lets out a mighty and earth-shaking roar. Everyone knows that he is not only awake but disturbed and ready to take some type of action.
I recently read that a lion’s roar can be heard as many as five miles away. This is comparable to the current unrest that we are feeling around the world. When a cave has been closed for a long time, its opening releases a brisk rush of newly-stirred and powerful energy.
So, here we are. The old, eerie quiet and silence have ended. We are hearing the loud roars and uproars of the people from all walks of life. The noise is so loud and deafening that it cannot and will not be ignored any longer.
Our greatest hope is that the lion will again take his lackadaisical snooze but that is unlikely to happen until he finds his justice and then his peace. As stated in the Book of Isaiah, “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 65:25)