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.