Makes me think of THE LION of Judah! Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals" Rev.
A Mother's Greatest Love Embracing Her Baby. There's Nothing Like a Snuggle From Mom at Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa--Photo by Gabriela Staebler in The Soul of Savanna: (How Wild Animals Feel).
Proverbs "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel." Cruelty to animals is judged by God. Any Friend of God is a friend to all creatures great and small.
I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.