10 Things About the Lion

by Mark T. Hancock · 1 comment

“He’s not a tame lion.”

Those words from C.S. Lewis’  “The Chronicles of Narnia” go far to express the futility in caging Christ.

Paul’s letter to the Colossians requires that we maintain our perspective on His Majesty.  In six verses Paul says of Jesus,

1)  He is the image of the invisible God,

2)  He is the firstborn over all creation,

3)  by Him all things were created through and for Him,

4)  He is before all things,

5)  in Him all things consist,

6)  He is the head of the body, the church,

7)  He is the firstborn from the dead,

8)  in all things He has the preeminence,

9)  all fullness dwells in Him,

10)  by Him all things are reconciled to Himself.

When I consider the abundance that I have spoken about Him I conclude that, except for what was motivated by love, I would have better served Him by filling that space with silent awe than by attempting to tame Him with my words.

“He’s not a tame lion.”

“No, but He’s good.”

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Joe Stinson July 23, 2010 at 7:14 am

Once again, Mark, the depth of wisdom hidden behind the quick blurbs of advice you offer to me is stunning.

The very thought of an untamed lion can be unsettling, until it settles in our soul that He is truly for us, and not against us.

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