Monday, July 23, 2012

"'Course he isn't safe. But he's good."

Romans 8:8
Job 37:14-24
"'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 just 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.'
'I'm longing to see him,' said Peter, 'even if I do feel frightened when it comes to the point.'"
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
All too often we forget that God is not a mere human like we are. His power extends far beyond what we can even imagine. ALL of creation was made out of nothing by Him. Expecting to justify ourselves before Him is as ridiculous as an ant challenging a lion to a fight. We cannot succeed in relating to God appropriately until we recognize our own weakness and submit to His plan. He's not safe--He's not tame--we can't control Him. But we can trust Him and so we can trust our lives to His plan.

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