February 7, 2008

Clive "Jack" Staples Lewis

C. S. Lewis is probably ranks up there as one of the most popular, and well loved, Christian authors. I think my favorite of his writings are The Chronicles of Narnia, especially The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

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So, my brother has been listening to the Focus on the Family Radio production of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobw over the past few days...right outside my bedroom door. Which makes it very easy for me to multi-task: listen and study at the same time:) I think every time I hear this story, I see more and more of the imagery Lewis used of the story of Christ.


Last night we watched the movie (the "new" one). I think the part that affected me the most this time was when the witch and her evil army meet Aslan at the stone table and mock him, beat him, shave him, tie him up, dance in victory over his scared body, and kill him. If that is anything at all like what it was really like when Jesus was tormented and humiliated by His enemies, that whole section of the Bible makes a lot more sense, and a lot more sorrow, to me than it used to.

I also used to think that Lucy and Susan where the disciples that Jesus took with Him when He went to the Mount of Olives to pray. But I don't think so anymore. I think that they represent the women who were always present, following Jesus, through His death, burial, resurrection. They were always there, weaping and watching. Just like Lucy and Susan. (Read Matthew 27:55-56, 61, 28:1-10.)

It's cool how the stone table is broken, like the curtain in the temple. They both showed the fulfillment of something.

I could go on and on, but...you should read/watch/listen to it again yourself soon. And read the whole story of Jesus humilitation, death, burial, and resurrection along with it. Read and ponder.

2 comments:

nadine said...

Oh man!
I always forget about these books.

Definitely have to get them out again.

I love it when I can read books over and over and still find something new in them that I hadn't noticed before.

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