No more fear. The King is Here.

As we approach the end of 2020, we have a lot to be thankful for 1. friendships-that have grown as we have supported each other and that have survived this horrible pandemic. 2. Agape Love, 3. Joy in spite of the pandemic, 4. A sense of peace that comes only from heaven. 5. Lastly hope: we never had to fear YHWH leaving us. The Lion of Judah stood firm and resolute in our hearts, souls, and minds. Whereas, we may have questioned many things we never had to question His love for us. One’s sense of belonging is heightened. One’s willingness to reach up and grab a hold of the hand that will pick us up and wrap us securely in His protective embrace confirmed that childlike faith as tiny as a mustard seed is all it takes for us to know that “Aslan” is here.

Aslan turned to them and said: “You do not yet look so happy as I mean you to be.” Lucy said, “We’re so afraid of being sent away, Aslan. And you have sent us back into our own world so often.” “No fear of that,” said Aslan. “Have you not guessed?” Their hearts leaped, and a wild hope rose within them. “There was a real railway accident,” said Aslan softly. “Your father and mother and all of you are—as you used to call it in the Shadowlands— dead. The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.” And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.

Lewis, C. S.. A Year with Aslan (p. 477). Harper One. Kindle Edition.

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.

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