The Lion and the Lamb

By Karen Isbell

Wrong will be right,

when Aslan comes in sight, 

At the sound of his roar,

sorrows will be no more,

 When he bares his teeth,

winter meets its death,

And when he shakes his mane,

we shall have spring again.

I’m not sure when the idea was birthed, but it has been growing in my heart for many years now, and it came together far greater than I could have imagined.

“I shall be telling you all the time,”

“But I will not tell you how

long or short the way will be; 

only that it lies across a river.

 But do not fear that,

 for I am the great 

Bridge Builder…”

C.S. Lewis captured my heart in the Chronicles of Narnia as he so eloquently and imaginatively drew a beautiful picture of God and His character, as the Mighty Lion and the Gentle Lamb. I love the fierceness of God, the Mighty Warrior and The Lion of Judah in the Old Testament and then in the New Testament, the spotless Lamb, the tender Shepherd.

when a

willing victim

who has

committed no treachery


killed in a traitor’s stead,

the Table would crack

 and Death itself


start working backward.

1 Comment on The Lion and the Lamb

  1. Crystal Corn
    June 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm (6 years ago)

    I read the first few lines. Saw “Aslan” read it as “Asian”. Laughed until I hurt myself. Love you!


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