… called for lions …

“The Prince of Tides tells the tangled story, generations long, of the gifted but deeply flawed Wingo family.  In one chapter, Tom Wingo recounts the WWII ordeal has father, Henry, endured after his plane plummeted, tail wings aflame, over German soil.  Injured and fugitive, Henry takes refuge in a Catholic church.  The church priest, Father Gunter Kraus, is a good man but timid, and when he discovers Henry in his vestry, bloody and delirious, he is torn between his compassion and his fear.  He wants to help, but he is terrified of the consequences should the Nazis find out he is harboring an enemy.  Tom Wingo says,

“My father’s presence had created a moral nightmare for the priest and it tested the mettle of his character. 

The priest felt he had been given the soul of a rabbit in times that called for lions.

My father’s coming had required the priest in him to rule over the man. “

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My father’s coming had required the priest in him to rule over the man.

Which is what the Father’s coming requires also in us.  Christ has made us “the kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father”.  He has made us a “royal priesthood”.  He himself is the great high priest, and he lives, to rule and reign, in all those who call on his name.

In an age that calls for lions, let the priest in you rule over the man.”

Mark Buchanan

Let love explode and bring the dead to life
A love so bold
To see a revolution somehow
Let love explode and bring the dead to life
A love so bold
To bring a revolution somehow
Now I’m lost in Your freedom
This world I’ll overcome
My God’s not dead
He’s surely alive
He’s living on the inside
Roaring like a lion
Let hope arise and make the darkness hide
My faith is dead
I need a resurrection somehow
Let hope arise and make the darkness hide
Let Heaven roar and fire fall
Come shake the ground
With the sound of revival

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