In 1994 The Lion King premiered. It is one of the great Disney animated movies of all time. It opens with the anointing of lion cub Simba, the heir of Musafa the Lion King of Pride Rock. Simba will succeed Mufasa, his father. This scene is intensified by the movie’s most memorable song, The Circle of Life. Here are the English lyrics,
From the day we arrive on the planet
And, blinking, step into the sun
There’s more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done
There’s far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round
It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
‘Til we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle of life.
The circle of life is the way of things. It makes existence predictable, though the events that take place in the circle are often hard to understand and difficult, the circle continues. Creation will continue, on and on and on. This idea is not new. Isaiah speaks of it in terms of both creation and our personal connection with God. It is a message of hope, faith and, yes, comfort.
Join us at John McMillan Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 18 when Pastor Jeff preaches “So Shall My Word” based on Isaiah 55: 6-13. A message of hope.