So I saw the new Chronicles of Narnia movie, which is great by the way; I highly reccomend it. Towards the end our three young adventurers come face to face with Aslan, who finally reveals himself after many trials. There they stand, facing their maker, and even though two of them have met Him before, they are no less in awe of Him, as should we all be, but the thing that stuck out to me the most was their reactions to Him.
Edmund, King of Narnia, bows in reverance and respect to his King, the King of us all.
Lucy, overtaken with delight at the sight of Him, forgets herself entirely and runs to Him, burying herself in his mane in a beautiful embrace.
Euastace, who has never before seen or even believed in Aslan, stands a little off to the side, not sure what to do, but with clear admiration and awe in his eyes.
My question is a simple one, but sometimes the simple questions are the hardest to answer.
What would you do if you stood in the presence of God? Actually, allow me to rephrase:
What will you do when you stand in the presence of God?
Will you kneel in reverence to your king?
will you be overtaken with love and run to Him with tears of joy in your eyes?
Do you have the confidence to do either?
I will go first. I find it hard to imagine to be honest, to be so filled with awe before His majesty I wonder if I might just stand there trembling like a leaf in the wind and be at a total loss for words or even coherent thought, but if I somehow, by the grace of God found the confidence to act in any way in His presence, I believe I would kneel as Edmund did. I would submit to my Lord and King, my Maker, who has all authority in heaven and on Earth.
Let's wake up to a reality most of us ignore for whatever reasons on a daily basis.
We are in the presence of God even now.
He is in all things, all around us, all the time. If we have accepted His offering of the Spirit and His Son, then He even dwells within us. His love is endless, His passion relentless, He will pursue us as long as it takes.
May you come to know Him, and fall in love with Him. May you pursue your eternal lover with the same passion that He has shown for us.
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