Good Morning May 31

In C.S. Lewis’s classic, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, the children in Narnia have their first introduction to Aslan, the great lion, the Christ figure. The children ask if he is a tame lion? Mrs. Beaver responds, “Oh, he’s not a tame lion, but he is good.” That is Lewis’s description of the Lord, and I think it quite proper. God certainly is not tame, though people try to limit God, and put Him in a box they’ve made. But God refuses to be confined. We do not guide or dictate to the Lord what He does. “It is He who has made us and we are His.”(Ps.100) He is the guide and director of life according to His perfect will and plan. But He is good. He has shown Himself to us as the God of all grace through history, and in our own lives. His redeeming love continues to reach out to us, and all mankind in many ways. Our response, as the children in Narnia found, is humble submission and the deepest love.

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