Thursday, July 28, 2016

C.S. Lewis and Following the God on the Move

There is a famous scene in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia Chronicles that describes the anticipation of a returning lion king named Aslan.  One character tells group of children, “They say Aslan is on the move – perhaps he has already landed.”  The group of children does not know who Aslan is, but they are moved by the mere mention of his arrival.

If you’ve read the Narnia Chronicles you know Aslan is Christ-like character.  C.S. Lewis uses Aslan to illustrate that Jesus is a God who is on the move.  Jesus is not fixed or stagnant, but a God in motion, working to save the world.

That is important for Jesus’ people to remember.  In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells His disciples, “Come, follow me…” Following Jesus assumes motion.  The Christian life is not a life lived in a fixed, constant place.  The Christian life is a life that moves because we follow a God who is on the move.

As we continue to navigate this season of transition at Faith Center, embrace the movement of this season.  Look for what Jesus is doing during this season of change.  Recognize that following the Lord involves a life of constant motion and change.  As you do, you will find life abundant in the Lord and His incredible mission.  You’ll also become one of those people who announces, Jesus is on the move – perhaps he has already landed!

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