Lion Of Judah


Lion Of Judah

"When I was a child my favorite movie was the old cartoon version of the book 'the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis. In a particular scene the beavers answer a question that is asked by a concerned Susan in regards to Aslan the Lion, who is representative of Christ. Susan asks if Aslan is safe, to which the beavers respond "Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” I remember as a child being unnerved hearing that the good guy wasn’t ‘safe’. However, the older I get and the more I read about the life of Jesus, the more I understand the profound truth of Lewis’ words. Jesus did not live within the confines of safety and comfort, to the contrary, the Prince of Peace lived gracefully and graciously in places of constant danger. Eventually, he took up the cross and willingly laid down his life for the hostile world he loved. We are called to do the same, to live as gracious peacemakers, to take up our crosses and further the kingdom of God. This radical obedience will likely take us, as it did Jesus, to places and people that by our own standards are not 'safe’.  (Heath Williams)

Written by Heath Williams (ASCAP), David Walker (ASCAP)
© 2016 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), 10000 Fathers (ASCAP) (admin by CCLI 7070700.

When you roar, mountains will shake
The nations will tremble, the dead will awake
When you roar, darkness will flee
Life is returning, cold hearts will breathe

You can't be tamed, you're not safe, you're dangerous
But you are good, O Lion of Judah
You fight for us, you have won, victorious
Hallelujah, Lion of Judah

When you roar, fear is afraid
Shadows will cower, your power displayed
When you roar, there will be peace
Weapons are laid down, battles will cease

Death could not hold you, no power controls you
Glorious Jesus, mighty to save
In every moment, we stand triumphant
Glorious Jesus, forever you reign



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