Friday, July 22, 2005

Not Safe But Good

I think my favorite description of God is one from "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe". The four children have gotten into Narnia and are being caught up on the state of things by Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. They tell them about the lion, Aslan, (God's representation in Narnia). I think it's Lucy who asks, "Is he quite safe?" or something like that (I don't have the book right beside me) and Mr. Beaver replies, "Oh no, he's not safe, not safe at all. But he's good."

Many seem to have great difficulty with the God of the Bible because of what they say are contradictions presented throughout. I love those very things and desire to understand them. Those "contradictions" are the heart of the very Gospel itself. Divine paradox. If it could all be perfectly explained and we could completely understand it, He wouldn't be a very great God then, would He? He challenges me to understand and promises me that one day I will.

I know EXACTLY where I'll be sitting on December 9th, hopefully at one of the very first that a weekend???

'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' Teaser Trailer


2 comments: said...


I think I love your blog... you're quite an interesting person to "get to know". As for this whole LW&W Movie thing -- I'm definitely looking forward to that, as well. The Christ/Aslan imagery keeps my brain ticking for hours. And, I used to live just down the street in New Zealand from where the film was produced. Unfortunately, now, back in Texas. ;-)

grace said...

Thanks Emery! Sorry about your move from New Zealand to's so hot right least favorite time of the year. There's a great book of letters from children to C.S. Lewis with his replies. It's a great read if you can find it. Has some interesting insight from him on the whole Aslan/Christ comparison.