Lion King

 This is a scene from the Lion King that I can relate to a lot, besides just loving the Lion King because it’s a great movie! Simba disobeys his father and goes to the elephant graveyard. When he gets there he runs into trouble with the hyenas. The part I like the most is when they’re closing in on him and he tries to roar and they just laugh at his pathetic attempt. I’m sure a lot of us are like that. Our Farther tells us not to sin but we ignore Him, but we soon realize that we’re in a little over our heads. We try to get out of our sin on our own but the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places just laugh at us. Then out of left field, like Mufasa, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah pulls us from the jaws of the hyenas. I’m about to ruin the Lion King if you haven’t seen it. Later in the movie, Mufasa jumps down into a stampede to save Simba’s life but it ends up costing him his own life. Jesus jumped down into our sinful world to save his helpless lion cubs and it required Him giving His life. Mufasa could have easily gotten out of the canyon, or shoulder checked any of the antelope the got near him but that’s not why he was there. He was there to save his kid. Jesus could have left earth and gone back to heaven, or shoulder checked anyone that tried to mess with Him but that’s not why He was here. He was here to save His people. Mufasa told Simba not to go to the elephant graveyard because it was dangerous, not because he was a party pooper. Jesus tells us not to sin because it is harmful and dangerous to our spiritual health, not because he is a party pooper. Just like Simba, we can have fun for a while in our disobedience, but eventually we’ll start to see or feel the danger and damage. Luckily our heavenly Dad is a like a lion that is powerful and loving enough to stand up for us when we can’t.