“Couldn’t we have some stratagem?” said Peter. . . .
“It’s no good, Son of Adam,” said Mr. Beaver, “no good your trying, of all people. But now that Aslan is on the move . . . He is in Narnia at this moment. He’ll settle the White Queen all right. It is he, not you, that shall save Mr. Tumnus.”
C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
I’ve had the pleasure of reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with my oldest daughter during the last few weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. Beaver’s description of Aslan, who of course represents Jesus Christ in the book.
This first description of Aslan really touched me. It’s a reminder we all need to here.
Jesus is the savior–not you, not me, and not any human (Son of Adam).
Are you trying to save someone through some strategy of your own design?
Instead, do the most humbling and difficult thing possible for the people you love most. Let God be their savior.
Support them as much as you can. Tell them about Aslan and do as the Beavers do in the story: take them to him to meet for themselves.