He Did Know Jack!

C. S. Lewis was the focus of much of the late Earl Palmer’s research and ministry

If you knew Earl,
then you knew Jack
Two brilliant men who had a knack
for dusting for God’s fingerprints
and pointing us to grace.

And in the process joy found them
and guided these two godly men
along a path that led to truth
they longed so much to find.

Jack Lewis and Earl Palmer knew
that faith’s a journey ’til life’s through
and in the shadowlands we learn
the elements of trust.

Pain is God’s megaphone they found
that suff’ring becomes holy ground,
that coffins are not just a box.
They’re wardrobes in disguise.

Mere Christianity? Perhaps!
Two mirrored lives (without relapse)
who call us to reflect the light
they gave us through the years.

* Earl Palmer passed away on April 25, 2023 at the age of 91.


Mirror Christianity

Aslan the lion is the Christ-like figure in the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

A lion prowls unseen by most.
He stalks my pride and hears me boast
of grabbing tigers by the tail
and doing things my way.

And Aslan is quite quick to chide
reminding me of times I’ve lied.
He guides me to a looking glass
so I can see my sin.

But as I gaze into the mirror
and glimpse the lion standing near,
I am encouraged by the fact
He will not let me go.

The true reflection that I see
(in spite of what I’ve failed to be)
provides a peek of Aslan’s grace
reminding me I’m loved.

This King of Beasts is hardly safe,
but He is good for Heaven‘s sake.
My tarnished image in the mirror
is not what Aslan sees.

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