Thursday, March 4, 2010

Our Conundrum with God

Our struggle with God is that He is majestic, perfect, infinite and our judge on one hand and other other we need him for salvation.  HT to Michael Horton who referenced this quote from The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis that explains this difficulty well.
"Are you not thirsty?" said the lion.
     "I'm dying of thirst," said Jill.
     "Then drink," said the lion.
     "May I – could I – would you mind going away while I do?" said Jill.
     The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience.
     The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic.
     "Will you promise not to – do anything to me, if I do come?" said Jill.
     "I make no promise," said the Lion.
     Jill was so thirsty now that, without noticing it, she had come a step nearer.
     "Do you eat girls?" she said.
     "I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms," said the Lion. It didn't say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.
Thanks be to God that we have a mediator, a high priest that intercedes between God and us.  Jesus Christ is the one that Job sought and in whom we must find God.