The Fiery Lion

Lon Hetrick —  March 22, 2010

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I wish I could give the author of this digital photo-manipulation art credit for his/her work. The author was not named on the site where I found it. [July 15, 2012 - I found the author and original post.]

Fiery Lion

Fiery Lion

Does this evoke any biblical imagery in your imagination? I can’t think of any fiery lions in the Bible, but these images do come to mind:

  • The Seraphim – fiery, angelic beings described in Isaiah 6:2ff.
  • The Fourth Man – whom Nebuchadnezzar saw in the blazing furnace in Daniel 3:24ff.
  • The Glorified Christ – whose eyes appeared to blaze like fire, and whose face shone like the sun in Matthew 17:1ff and Revelation 1:14ff.
  • The Lion of the Tribe of Judah – who alone was worthy to open the seven-sealed scroll of God’s decrees in Revelation 5:5ff.

What biblical images does this call to your imagination?

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6 responses to The Fiery Lion

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    Stephanie Simmons March 23, 2010 at 7:22 am

    It reminds me that God is an all consuming fire. It is only by His grace and redemptive power through Christ’s death that we can come into the presence of God without being burned up. He loves us so much that He made a way for us to come to Him. Awesome photo Lon & Dawn.

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    Aslan running to the Caspian Sea to put out the fire. I don’t know if that is strictly biblical, but who doesn’t love Aslan? I figure, close enough.

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    Actually, my first thought was illogical: Daniel and the three I-dudes in the fiery lions den…kinda two stories for the price of one. Second thought was what an awesome and awful (in the dread-inspiring sense) image. Remind me never to trivialize God!

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    Who is the original artist that created this image? I would like to use it for a cd cover. Help anyone?

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      Unfortunately, I don’t know. the site where I found it is mentioned and linked in my post. But, the author is not named. Maybe you can find out via the site I mention in the post.