On the 6th day of creation, God created land animals. In these were
included the great cats, jaguars, leopards, tigers... and lions. These
lordly cats are often thought of as the greatest of the great cats and
are regarded with a mixture of fear and awe.
There are many references to lions in the Bile, and in 1 Peter
5:8, it says: “the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for
someone to devour.” but the Bible also characterizes Jesus as the Lion
of Judah, as in Revelation 5:5.
In the Chronicles of Narnia y C.S. Lewis, the great Lion
Aslan symbolizes Jesus Christ, who came to die for our sins, and in
the Newsboys song “God’s Not Dead” it says that God is living on
theinside, roaring like a lion”.
Lions are strong, powerful, and beautiful, but lions can
also portray peace and warmth, such as “lion quiet” which is the name
of a dirt road in North Idaho.
Lions are some of the largest cats in the world, with males
weighing up to 350 lbs. God reated lions with everything they need to
survive, from their bushy manes and powerful jaws, to their tongues
and expressive faces. Lions are very attentive to each other’s facial
expressions, of which they have many.
A lion’s jaw is short compared to their body size and this
gives them more leverage for a terrifying, ferocious bite. Lion’s
tongues, like house cats, are very rough, perfect for licking clean
the bones of a recent kill. God even made lions the color that they
are for a reason. The beautiful gold helps them to hie in the tall
grass when they are stalding prey.
Lions make many sounds, and the while the most commonly
known one is the roar, they also grunt, growl, snarl, hiss, purr, and
even meow! A lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles away and is a very
Lions, also like house cats, can be frightened by the sudden
appearance of something large. Smaller lions can be intimidated by
another lion with a large mane and this is one reason that God gave
lions manes. Another reason is to protect the lions neck during fights
with other lions. A male lion’s mane begins to grow around the age of
2 and a half and by the age of 5 it is full grown. The lions mane is
completely unique as no other cat has a mane and no other animal has
such a huge, beautiful, glorious mane as the lion.
Lions are very similar to practically any other cats, exept that
lions are very social. Most lions do everything in family groups,
caled lprides. A few unlucky lions may be alone, but most lions are
very sicial, and live in the safety of their pride. God made lions
this way for a reason. Alone, lions have a very hard time hunting and
are much more likely to be killed by hyenas.
Many people mistakenly belive in evolution, that everything
gradually, through random chance, came to be as it is now.
Evolutionists say that unicellar organisims are “simple” and that many
millions of years ago, everything, even something as beautiful as the
lion,evolved from a single cell in a prehistoric swamp. The logic of
evolution states that things are becoming more and more perfect, which
should be obviously not true, as evolution goes aganist the grain of
everyday life, which should be proof enough. However, anything that is
looked at closely enough points to the Creator of all things.