Not Safe but Good

One of my favorite movies to watch is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe which is based from C.S. Lewis book by the same name.  There is a very powerful scene that takes place when the 4 children are with Mr and Mrs. Beaver.  The Beavers begin to tell the Children about the Prophecy and Aslan’s return.  For those who have not seen the movie or read the book, Aslan is symbolic of Christ.  My favorite quote from that scene is:

“Ooh!” said Susan, “I’d thought he was a man. Is he–quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.”

“That you will, dearie, and no mistake,” said Mrs. Beaver, “if there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most or else silly.”

“Then he isn’t safe?” said Lucy.

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver. “Don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.

What an amazing picture of Jesus!  The best part, C.S. Lewis did not make it up!  We find throughout scripture Jesus referred to as a Lion.

1 And I saw in the right [hand] of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. 4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. 5 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” 6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. – Rev 5:1-7 NKJV

Jesus is the mighty Lion of Judah, and yet He is the Lamb who was slain!  He is approachable, but with Fear and Reverence!  Jesus is not a tame Lion!  He is Wild!  And yet in humility and servanthood:

32…”He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, So He opened not His mouth. – Act 8:32 NKJV

As you go about your day, continue to ask Jesus to reveal Himself as that Wild Untamed Lion!


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