Aslan

Following on from my post “Why aren’t you scared of God?” I remembered this well known quote from C.S. Lewis regarding Aslan.

In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Lewis tells the story of four children who enter into the magical world of Narnia. Lewis represents Jesus as the lion Aslan. In Narnia, the children meet Mr and Mrs Beaver, who describe Aslan to them.

“Is he a man?” asked Lucy.

“Aslan a man!” said Mr Beaver sternly. Certainly not. I tell you he is King of the wood and the son of the great emperor-beyond- the-sea. Don’t you know who is the King of the Beasts? Aslan is a lion – the Lion, the great lion.”

“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.”

How do you think of Jesus? I thank God I will stand before him washed by the blood of Jesus and in His righteousness. That said I imagine I shall be full of Godly fear.

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