Easter Holidays & Occasions

The Lion and the Lamb

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Has your March weather been “in like a lion and out like a lamb?” Or the reverse? Sometimes when our spring lambing begins early, our lambs are freezing in lion-like wind and weather.

On our farm, lambing and Easter usually coincide and provide a visual for the Easter story. I remember coming home from church to see two brand new white lambs in our backyard. My little girls, in their white Battenberg lace Easter dresses, ran out to meet the new babies. Usually our lambs are born in muddy fields or on the earthen floor of the barn, but my husband had put the pregnant ewe in our own backyard. So when she delivered her twins, they were spotless, white and clean.

They reminded me of Jesus, our spotless Lamb who rode into Jerusalem on the Sunday prior to Passover. He rode in with all the lambs that were being brought in for lamb selection day, when each family chose a perfect lamb for the Passover sacrifice. God’s timing was deliberate. Jesus entered Jerusalem with the chosen Passover lambs because He is the Perfect Lamb chosen by God.

This March and April let’s celebrate the Perfect Lamb of God (John 1:29) coming in and the One who goes out —the Lion of Judah!

“Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.” (Revelation 5:5)

About Ann Stewart

Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.

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Ann Stewart

Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register.

When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.

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