Sally explains how God led her to paint this miraculous work of a lion that is “not safe,” but is good, based on this passage from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.
“Is he a man?” asked Lucy.
“Aslan a man!” said Mr. Beaver sternly. “Certainly not! I tell you he is the King of the wood and the son of the great Emperor-beyond-the-sea. Don’t you know who is the King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion – the Lion, the great Lion.”
“Oooh,” said Susan, “I’d thought he was a man. Is he – quiet safe?”
…”Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
The original Aslan can be seen at the C. S. Lewis Institute at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.