“Do not weep. See the lion of the tribe of Judah has triumphed.”
When he wanted to symbolize Jesus in the Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis created Aslan the lion. And not just any lion. He’s the King of Beasts and the real ruler of Narnia. Mostly unseen because he is always on the move, Aslan is powerful and yet kind, gentle but fierce. He is to be feared and revered and honored and trusted.
In one of the most famous bits of conversation in the whole series Lucy asks the beavers:
“Is he safe?”
“If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking,” Mrs. Beaver replies, “they’re either braver than most or else just silly.”
“So he isn’t safe?” asks Lucy.
To which Mr. Beaver replies, “’Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
The Lamb who died is the Lion who prevailed over death.
But that is not the end of the story.
He came the first time as the Lamb of God.
He will come again as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
He is the Lamb who is a Lion, the compassionate Savior who will one day rule the world.
There is a sinister scheme that has been unfolding since the beginning.
Satan comes to deceive, divide, and conquer
– draw lines between black/white, red/blue.
Yet, we have hope for the one who earned the ultimate victory and will subvert the plan in His time.
“To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
The following is my absolute FAVORITE version of this song.
I had posted the above on Christmas day on my Facebook page and meant to post it here but forgot. Oh well…better late than never. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year friends. (and yes I know Jesus bday wasn’t in December…). ☺