Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Where are the Lions in Your Life?

This morning I was listening to Haven Today. Mark Buchanan, author of "The Rest of God", told a story about an African safaari he experienced. At one point, the Jeep in which they were travelling stopped for a photo op with a pride of lions. They were on a cliff above the Jeep, looking down on the group with a combination of boredom and annoyance.

Just as the large cats began to stand and stretch, a deluge of rain descended, blinding the group in the Jeep. It was all they could do to raise the roof to protect them. They had no idea where the lions moved.

When the rain cleared, there was a lion about fifty feet ahead of the Jeep, sitting and facing away from the Jeep, as were other lions, similarly posed, all around it.

His point was to look for the comfort and protection of God in ordinary circumstances. (if a safari is ordinary)
When Captain sleeps at my feet, he is playful and attacks my feet, or my hands if I reach down to pet him. However, if he lays next to my head, he purrs and is a delight.
Where is God in your life? Does His presence seem like a threat as he towers above you or is He all around, offering you protection? Will he attack you or comfort you?

Jesus calls us into a relationship with him. "No one comes to the Father but by me." Today, decide where you want to be with God.

Same animal, different poses.

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