A group of adults and children watched The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe last night.
I was reminded again about how much God loves us as the lion was shaved and killed on the stone table. And, I was reminded of our hope that is beyond the rules of this life when Aslan reappeared and helped the Narnians and the children to defeat the evil forces.
I was reminded of the difficult times in which C S Lewis wrote. At the beginning of the story, parents in London are sending away their children to live with strangers in the countryside in order to protect them from the bombing. It was this world situation, a time of deep darkness and evil of the Nazis and WWII that was creeping across Europe, that was the fertile soil from which this story of love and hope springs.
Today, as always, the world is filled with light and dark, good and evil. Always, we are told, God is with us and will prevail in the end.
I am delighted to follow your blog, Sonja! I love this reference to Aslan. When the Museum of Natural Science in Sugar Land hosted the traveling Narnia exhibit, we looked forward to going. I had a hard time moving beyond the beginning of the exhibit, which was C. S. Lewis’ office, with some of his actual furniture, and posters from wartime. Even though the rest of the walk- through had many marvelous movie props , none of it held the fascination for me that I felt standing near that wooden bookcase and desk, with his writing pen on top. I am thankful for the words he wrote, and for yours.
Thank you, Mary Ann, for stopping by. I had no idea that there was a traveling Narnia exhibit. What a wonderful treat. I wonder if the Witte Museum in San Antonio hosted it as well. I can imagine feeling transported in space and time while you stood by C S Lewis’ desk. We have been blessed with his ability to write such amazing explanations of the Christian faith. His words are fresh, even today. I have been thinking about his work this past week, especially, The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and The Great Divorce. I have been wondering about Screwtape letters being performed in a Reader’s Theater format, perhaps. Thank you, again.
Screwtape Letters would be a fantastic choice for that format, Sonja. In Houston, we have a theatre group, The A.D. Players, whose director is Jeanette Clift George. I can see that group doing a great job with something like that. Maybe we should request it!
I think that would be so much fun!! You are so fortunate to have a good director.