Monday, June 26, 2006

Riding Aslan the Lion

My dad has always told me that following Christ is like Lucy and Susan in C.S. Lewis' Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe. There is a section in the book right after the curse of the stone table is broken, and Aslan who was once dead is now alive. The girls who had just been weeping over His death, now find themselves on Aslan's back riding through the countryside.

"That ride was perhaps the most wonderful thing that had happened to Narnia...He rushes on and on never missing his footing, never hesitating, threading his way with perfect skill between tree trunks, jumping over bush and briar and the smaller streams...and you are riding not on a road nor in a park nor even on the downs, but right across Narnia in spring, down solemn avenues of beech and through wild orchards...the two girls, breathless but unhurt, found themselves tumbling off his back..."

I think much of life is to be lived in this way. We do not know when or where God is going to take us next...but yet He is very purposeful in every step and each way He takes us on.
As Jared and I face this new phase in life as we move from Southern California to Michigan-not yet having everything worked out-I am reminded of this example-that all we need to do is hold on tight to Christ and He will make it the most exciting, terrifying, yet amazing rides of our lives!

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