I have been thinking for a few days about this part of ‘Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.’
- Aslan: That is Cair Paravel, Castle of the four thrones. In one of which you will sit, as High King. [Peter looks down] You doubt the prophecy?
- Peter: No, that’s just it. Aslan, I’m not who you think I am.
I remember watching it for the first time with Ernie and his Dad. When this part of the movie happened I remember getting up and going to write that down. I still have it somewhere on a yellow sticky note scribbled, ‘Do you doubt the prophecy?’ I tacked it to my corkboard and its still there, dusty after a few years. But every now and then I look at it, remembering what I felt when Aslan said those words.
We know the end of the story. Its just getting to the end that seems to be the tricky part. The daily living, through failures, disappointments, struggles, fear and trials. Things change us. But the prophecy never changes. The Lord is going to have a Bride. There is going to be a wedding day. The question really is, how bad do I want to be a part of it?
Just like in the quote, I tell the Lord all the time, ‘Im just not who you think I am..’ We have scriptures like this that confirm it.
2Co 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
If I believe it, its not about who I think I am. Or who He thinks I am. Its about His power being made perfect in weakness. And this isnt initial weakness, this weakness covers the gamut.
From G772; feebleness (of body or mind); by implication malady; moral frailty: – disease, infirmity, sickness, weakness.
This is weakness though out your entire walk. Sort of reminds me of the part of the wedding vows.. In sickness and in health. These things are going to hit us, there are times in our walk when we are going to feel weak. It doesnt matter why, what matters is that He is strong. And that His grace is sufficient.