Wild One

“He’s wild you know. Not like a tame lion.” If you haven’t read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe since you were little, you must read it again. The whole Narnia series is just incredible on an adult level. Aslan is this wonderful, powerful, good, all-knowing lion who is constantly surprising the children who have stumbled into this fantastical world. I’ll let you discover any allegorical connections. I thought of that line as I read about the disciples crossing the sea with Jesus. A violent storm arose and tossed the boat about the water. This is the one where Jesus is sleeping through the whole thing. (That topic is a whole different post.) In this one, they finally wake Jesus up, and say, “Dude! We’re drowning. Do something!” (or something close) They know Him enough to ask, but I wonder what they were expecting Him to do. They definitely weren’t expecting what He did. “Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.” (Matthew 8:26) Complete stop. Can you even imagine? It’s surprising, amazing, and not commonplace, but every once in a while, we get a glimpse that this is not a very tame lion at all.

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About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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