On Saturday morning my granddaughter Carys and I (both early risers) watched the first installment of The Chronicles Of Narnia “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”. In one scene of this allegory written by C. S. Lewis, we see two sisters, Susan and Lucy, who in the magical land of Narnia are getting ready to meet Aslan the lion, who represents Christ in this parable. Two talking animals, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, prepare the children for their encounter.
"Ooh," says Susan, "I thought he was a man. Is he quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion."
"That you will, dearie," replies Mrs. Beaver. "And make no mistake, 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?" asks Lucy.
"Safe?" says Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? Of course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the king, I tell you!"
The psalmist understood this awesome wonder of God when he wrote, "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!" Psalm 34:8-9.
We need not cringe in terror, but we must live before Him with reverence and awe. Our holy God isn't "safe," but He is good.
We will not experience the fullness of our relationship with God unless we understand that He is to be approached with adoration, respect and awe-filled worship. “I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” Psalm 34:11
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