Aslan is on the move!
Sorry if I’m a late bloomer, but I have never explored the writings of C.S. Lewis. I was challenged by my Biblical literary professor to read the works of C.S. Lewis
Early in the book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I noticed that the children had imagined being different animals. That caught my eye initially, and I realize later that there is a reason for that. Sure enough, when they entered the world of Narnia, the Beaver announced, “Aslan is on the move.” Even though they had never met him, it sparked in each one of the children a different response because they are different: different in character, different in emotions, and at different stages in life. In addition, like the children, we also have a different response when life presents new endeavors.
In looking at the parallels between Narnia and the Bible, Aslan represents the person of Christ in the storyline of Narnia. And when each child responded differently, I began to wonder about how we each react to Christ. So, I pose a question for you: What was your response to when you first heard of Christ?
We all come to Christ in different conditions, and from all walks of life. And it’s good to remember that because of our differences our walks do not always look the same.
For me, in short, I was a shattered glass, broken in many pieces. Christ came in and began to place each piece of me back together as if I were a puzzle. He completed and mended all the damage that life inflicted. Hallelujah, what a savior!
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.” (Ephesians 1:13)
The Lord offers the great news of salvation. Furthermore, the great news reinforces that as a believer you are sealed in Christ, never to be let go. What an awesome thought!
Prayer: Thank you Lord for generously providing the Holy Spirit, and giving us the promise that exempts us from destruction, but establishing us forever; eternally with you. – Juan Mendez is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick
Think About This: When the Spirit, the word and the providence of God agree we can be quite certain that the Lord is leading us, for these three always agree and are in harmony and cannot disagree. George Muller
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil … Hebrews 6:19