Thank you Francis Chan!
This reminds me of a question Lucy Pevensie asks in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe regarding Aslan: “Is he safe?”
The Beaver then retorts… “Is he SAFE?!?!? No, but He is GOOD!”
That’s our Jesus. Not necessarily safe in that He allows trials and obstacles to come at us (sometimes with an unrelenting fury), but they do so always with a purpose and an opportunity to develop or display our character. Safe Christianity? Francis Chan and Lucy Pevensie Say “NO!”