Message From Father Maurer
The Lamb who was slain is worthy to receive strength and divinity, wisdom and power and honor; to him be the glory and power forever.
Revelations 5:12, 1:6
What will it be like to meet Christ the King?
Think about that title - 'King'. We're used to hearing about Christ in a lot of terms: shepherd, lamb, servant, friend. These are all true titles and they're both consoling and inviting.
But King is perhaps a title that we are less comfortable with. Christ's kingship reminds us that even as He is fully human, He is also God. As much as He is our friend, He is also our Lord.
In C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, the character of Aslan is representative of Christ. In a particular scene one of the youngest of the heroes, Lucy, asks about meeting Aslan. "Is he – quite safe?"
"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."
I wonder if we haven't skewed a bit in the opposite direction of Lucy. Rather than having too much trepidation at the possibility of meeting the King, am I complacent before the Lord?
It's a careful balance, approaching the Lord of Lords, who is both our King and our friend. It's true, He's not safe – but He has invited us to be with Him! May we draw close to Him, honor Him and be ready for the day when we meet Him, face-to-face.