CS Lewis put it this way in his Chronicles of Narnia’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe,
“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion”…”Safe?” said Mr. Beaver…”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”―
SAFE is not usually where you will find God when you go searching.
Going to preach the gospel. Going ‘in Christ’. Like Moses… I won’t go unless you are with me because it takes facing some fears.
The phone rings and the deaf have heard and a little prayer meeting in my living room opens heavens wide. Tears fall and voices crack. Everyday is a walk of faith. From planning homeschool and pioneering an arts school with husband endless miles away, bed laden with ants… normal doesn’t look the same for everyone.
And I can’t shake this revelation that safe is not where He is at all. It’s consuming my thoughts. This God of ours, this fearless Savior, this Lamb yet Lion… Safe is not His first priority and never has been. He’s fearless. He’s courageous and He calls us to run with Him. We are to TAKE COURAGE. It’s deep, after all, that calls out to deep. Wave after crashing wave reminds us of His vast love and power.
Psalm 23:5-6 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Whether downtown or bush of Africa. Where He is- is where we have to be.
Not safe but in all ways good. Pure love is the draw and the motivation. Our own motives would never lead us there, it takes the nailed down ones. We go only to re-present HIM. His beauty must be shared.
Moses trekked up the dark mountain.
The wise men journeyed in search of the Messiah.
Jesus to the dessert to be tempted. He’s our example, our perfect expression of the Father. Never afraid. Always overcoming. Always being led by the Spirit.
We’re ever being drawn out on the limb of life. Wholehearted dependence of the fearsome kind. Full abandonment. That’s what a life in union with Him looks like. Just close your eyes and let the waves overtake you! Yield fearlessly to the deep. You won’t regret it!
Would you please pray for us. Here’s what’s on the near horizon.
- · The Godbreed & Iris Savannah Base
- · Mozambique Harvest School
- · Voice of the Apostles in Nashville
- · Iris Global School of the Arts in Savannah
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In His Vast Love,
Jason and Regina