In The Chronicles of Narnia, an allegory by C. S. Lewis, the author has two girls, Susan and Lucy, getting ready to meet Aslan the lion, who represents Christ. Two talking animals, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, prepare the children for the encounter.
“Ooh,” said Susan, “I thought he was a man. Is he quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.”
“That you will, dearie,” said Mrs. Beaver. “And make no mistake, if theres anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, theyre either braver than most or else just silly.”
“Then isnt he safe?” said Lucy.
“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver. “Dont you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? Of course he isnt safe. But hes good. Hes the king, I tell you!”