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The Lion Weeps Tonight
By Wendy Decker

During the month of March, we celebrate some very important occurrences. In the United States, spring begins on March 21. March may come "in like a Lion" and leave "like a Lamb." I think itís safe to say that most have heard that statement before. However, we all know thereís more to the season than just the weather.

When I think of a lion, I think of The King of the Jungle, which then reminds me of Jesus, The King of the Jews. "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory." (1 Timothy 1:17 NIV)

But not all believed Jesus to be King.

For Christians, Easter Season begins with it Ash Wednesday, on February 9, 2005 and continues through to Good Friday on March 25, the day the King became the Lamb. "The written notice of the charge against him read: ĎThe King of the Jewsí." (Mark 15:26 NIV)

When I was a little girl, I didnít understand why we called that day, "Good Friday." Why would people say itís good that Jesus died? Of course, now I understand that Jesus died in order for us to have life. Easter, the day we celebrate Christís resurrection, lands on March 27 this year. We celebrate because we know Jesus lives.

If we look at March closely, whether it leaves as a lion or a lamb, it is still completing its final exit as an entrance Ė an entrance to a new beginning. Jesusí resurrection gave us the opportunity to do the same, if we believe.

Iíve never liked the month of March unless it includes a celebration of our Lord. It rains too much, and itís not quite warm enough to enjoy the outside weather. However, there are a few days when the sun sneaks out for a peak. The sunís warmth shines on my face just long enough to offer me a glimpse of whatís to come.

Maybe the month of March represents the emotions the people felt during the time from Palm Sunday until Easter. So much confusion, so much doubt and uncertainty, yet so much hope. Hope that all that is expected will come.

Wendy Lynn is the mother of two children and wife of an elementary school principal. Her love of writing varies from poetry, short stories, interviews and stories for children. Her work has been published in Cross Times, The JBC Chronicle, Long Story Short and FaithWritersí Magazine. She feels God has led her to bring His word to children in a fun and contemporary style of writing. You can contact Wendy via the Letters page of this magazine.
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