Even though it paled in comparison to the 897 million searches in November that focused on the terrorist’s attacks in Paris, I still find it interesting that the top story in July was the story of Cecil the lion and the 32 million searches for information regarding the death of this King of the jungle. While some people saw the circumstances of Cecil’s death as being tragic, the death of another lion has been triumphant.
In the book of the Revelation, Jesus is referred to as the Lion of the tribe of Judah. His death on the cross was not a defeat; it was a triumphant victory, and people began to understand the significance of His death and the magnitude of His power when Jesus rose from the grave.
As you move forward into the new year, I encourage you to:
- Join ranks with the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and wave His banner high.
- Keep your life in perspective by measuring the temporary with the eternal (Romans 8:18, 28).
- Claim the promise that God gives you victory through Jesus (I Corinthians 15:7).
- Find strength or you journey by walking in step with Jesus (Matthew 11:28).
I encourage you to join me in making at least this one resolution for 2016: I will be a disciple who glorifies the Father by abiding in Christ (John 15:7-11).