Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Not A Tame Lion

"Can you picture Me without reducing Me?" (Isaiah 46:5 MSG).

I am challenged by what God says. I get caught up in "my little world" and filter my view of God through that lens. I strive to wrap my arms around God in worship and fit Him into my limited perception. I read the Bible and place the God of the universe into my small box of understanding. Consequently, God becomes safe, manageable, risk-free and believable to me.

Within C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia", Aslan the lion represents Jesus. One of my favorite parts is when the youngest child can't understand where Aslan is going or why he is going away. Mr. Thomnas, her fawn friend, explains that Aslan can't always be understood. "He is not a tame lion" Thomnas says.

I often have a difficult time realizing that God is not "tame". He isn't limited to the framework of my comprehension and He isn't predictable. If He was, then He wouldn't really be God, would He?

I guess it all comes down to asking...Do I sing "How great is our God" with a question mark or exclamation point at the end?