This past weekend, I went on a men's retreat with a large group of dudes from church. During the course of the weekend, one of the speakers reminded me of a passage I'd not thought of in a while. The passage is 1 John 4:4, which reads, in its entirety:
"You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world."
When it was read this weekend, it hit me hard, and I thought of a photo I'd taken recently at the Abilene Zoo of a large, full-maned male lion. As Christians, we believe that Jesus lives in us, who Scripture calls the Lion from the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5). The impact of the scripture and the photo that came to mind is that we have a lion living in us, and we have nothing to fear.
Immediately I knew I had to create the art you see above, which I am offering free to the world as a full-resolution download by clicking on the image above and following the download link. Print it and hang it on your wall, make it the screensaver on your phone or on your computer as a reminder that "if God is for us, who can be against us?" and that "in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us." (Rom. 8:31, 37).
More to come . . . .