How could that be true?

It takes faith to trust that the words of Jesus FOR OUR thoughts and actions to line up, like His word. Why indeed doesn’t everyone “find Jesus” and why do believers NOT accept that He is there all the time no matter what they are going through? Lewis discusses this concept in the passage below.

But how could it be true, sir?” said Peter. “Why do you say that?” asked the Professor. “Well, for one thing,” said Peter, “if it was real, why doesn’t everyone find this country every time they go to the wardrobe? I mean, there was nothing there when we looked; even Lucy didn’t pretend there was.” “What has that to do with it?” said the Professor. “Well, sir, if things are real, they’re there all the time.” “Are they?” said the Professor; and Peter did not know quite what to say. “But there was no time,” said Susan. “Lucy had had no time to have gone anywhere, even if there was such a place. She came running after us the very moment we were out of the room. It was less than a minute, and she pretended to have been away for hours.”

“That is the very thing that makes her story so likely to be true,” said the Professor. “If there really is a door in this house that leads to some other world (and I should warn you that this is a very strange house, and even I know very little about it)—if, I say, she had got into another world, I should not be at all surprised to find that the other world had a separate time of its own; so that however long you stayed there it would never take up any of our time. On the other hand, I don’t think many girls of her age would invent that idea for themselves. If she had been pretending, she would have hidden for a reasonable time before coming out and telling her story.”“But do you really mean, sir,” said Peter, “that there could be other worlds—all over the place, just round the corner—like that?”“Nothing is more probable,” said the Professor, taking off his spectacles and beginning to polish them, while he muttered to himself, “I wonder what they do teach them at these schools.”“But what are we to do?” said Susan. She felt that the conversation was beginning to get off the point.“My dear young lady,” said the Professor, suddenly looking up with a very sharp expression at both of them, “there is one plan which no one has yet suggested and which is well worth trying.”“What’s that?” said Susan. “We might all try minding our own business,” said he. And that was the end of that conversation.

(Lewis 2019, 33).

From The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

References

Lewis, C. S. 1977. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, (MacMillian, 2019), 33, Kindle Reader.

Jesus is King.

Sometimes we fail to see the correlations between fictional text, and signals of Christ work in the hearts of men. The battle between good and evil is also evident in children’s stories. However, C. S. Lewis’ books are great testimonies of the work of Christ and how he looks after His children. See this excerpt below from C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Just as Mr. Beaver had been repeating the rhyme about Adam’s flesh and Adam’s bone Edmund had been very quietly turning the door-handle; and just before Mr. Beaver had begun telling them that the White Witch wasn’t really human at all but half a Jinn and half a giantess, Edmund had got outside into the snow and cautiously closed the door behind him. You mustn’t think that even now Edmund was quite so bad that he actually wanted his brother and sisters to be turned into stone. He did want Turkish Delight and to be a Prince (and later a King) and to pay Peter out for calling him a beast. As for what the Witch would do with the others, he didn’t want her to be particularly nice to them—certainly not to put them on the same level as himself; but he managed to believe, or to pretend he believed, that she wouldn’t do anything very bad to them. “Because,” he said to himself, “all these people who say nasty things about her are her enemies and probably half of it isn’t true. She was jolly nice to me, anyway, much nicer than they are. I expect she is the rightful Queen really. Anyway, she’ll be better than that awful Aslan!” At least, that was the excuse he made in his own mind for what he was doing. It wasn’t a very good excuse, however, for deep down inside him he really knew that the White Witch was bad and cruel.

Rerefence;

Lewis, C. S. 1977. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, (MacMillian, 2019), 58, Kindle Reader.

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