Jesus Is Not Safe

Jesus Is Not Safe

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:10 Today I want to tell you: Jesus is not safe. You are right. There’s a story in Lion Witch and the Wardrobe where C.S. Lewis talks about Aslan, who is the Jesus character as a lion. The girl is trying to understand who this lion is. And she says: “So he’s safe.” And one of the characters who knows Aslan says: “He is not safe, he is dangerous, but he is good.” And that is who Christ is. He is dangerous. He will call you into scary places. But the soul needs the crucible. Do you know what a crucible is? A crucible is a clay cylinder that is used for refining gold. You put an alloy in there, or mixed metals, but what comes out is gold. Shining and pure. And

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