More from Ann Spangler's Devotional "Praying the Names of God":
"Who could have imagined God on a cross, who is a King and Servant, a Lion and a Lamb, a God whose justice is trumped by his mercy?
Aren't you glad that God's ways are not your ways and that His thoughts are as far above yours as the heavens are above the earth? Today, as you meditate on the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, let Him expand your notion of who He is and how He thinks about you. Begin by thanking Him for calling you out of the anguish and exile of sin into His loving and merciful protection."