Those Lion Eyes

On Saturday morning in my youth when ringmaster Jack blew his whistle, the Sealtest “Big Top” appeared on our tiny TV screen. What a thrill! But when the circus came to our town --oh my-- elephants as big as my house!

Frozen in fear, I’d try to stare down the king of the jungle with my lyin’ eyes. Out of their cages, those menacing monarchs were dominated only by a lifeless baton!  I was that close to being Leo’s lunch.

In Psalm 91 fearless David says God has not purged the world of sin and sickness. Instead He sent His Son from heaven’s perfection to be nailed to a cross, hanging in your place and mine.  

Graham Cooke explains, “God allows in His wisdom what He could easily prevent by His power.” Sure, He could eliminate evil and its wreckage, but doing so would deny us of being free to choose to love Him.

You have nothing to fear when you live in God’s shadow.  If you’re not there yet, there’s room for one more.

“God in His wisdom took delight in using what the world considered stupid—preaching, of all things!—to bring those who trust Him into the way of salvation. … Human wisdom is so cheap, so impotent, next to the seeming absurdity of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:20-31