But the passage continues. The next verse says, "I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain." A lamb. A sheep. In one verse, He is presented as one of the most powerful and majestic creatures one can see at a zoo. In the next verse, He is presented as one of the least threatening. The wonderful song How Great is Our God reminds us of these two components of Jesus: "The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb - how great is our God, sing with me how great is our God!"
Is Jesus a lion? Yes. Is Jesus a lamb? Yes. Is He holy? Yes. Is He loving? Yes. Is He powerful? Yes. Is He gentle? Yes. Our typical pattern is to bounce to extremes. We can over-emphasize His greatness and power to the point where we have a cold and distant relationship with Him. But we can also over-emphasize His love to the point where we talk about Him like He is our girlfriend, or our "homeboy."
We must avoid the trap of extremes. Part of the divine mystery is that Jesus is both the Lion and the Lamb. He is powerful and majestic AND loving and gentle. He is the Holy One to be feared and worshiped. He is also the loving One to be adored.