14 March 2008

And the Lion shall lie down...

Thanks to Anastasia for sharing this truly heartwarming news video of a lion showing its affection for a person who helped him and bonded with him. Evidently, this took place in Colombia, and it appears to be a bit of a real life version of the story of a man who removes a thorn from the lion's paw.

I'd even push the envelope. This story is more than heartwarming; it's a little glimpse of God's new creation as restored in His Incarnate Son. It sure adds new meaning and appreciation for the verses we hear from Isaiah 11:6-7 every year when we celebrate our Lord's Incarnation and Nativity:

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.


Anastasia Theodoridis said...

You're most welcome -- and thank you for adding the fine reflections!

Randy Asburry said...

You're most welcome as well!