Do you remember when you were younger reading The Lion, The Witch and THe Wardrobe? I do, I remember being entranced by it. Wondering if such a world existed and if it did it would be wonderful to live there.
I read all of The Chronicles of Narnia while I was pregnant with our youngest blessing Benji. I then realized that different thing stick out at you depending on your age and your point of view. I wouldn't want to live in Narnia. No air conditioning, you'ld have to walk or ride a horse where ever you went. Let's face it I have gotten lazy and complacent as I have gotten older. If I dont have to walk I usually don't. But then again...
Don't you think living in a land of talking animals and simple living would be grand? Everybody working together to the good of all mankind? It would be awesome.
I got caught up in my fantasy world. I suppose the reason The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe has caught my attention is because my 11yo is really interested in the movie. She said she would rather see it than Harry Potter. (Praise God for miracles) At least in the chronicles of Narnia, you can see that
included many references to God and the Bible.
Then I realized that my daughter would rather read The Chronicles of Narnia than Harry Potter. I am somewhat relieved. I am not putting Harry Potter down, but it is a dark series. Kids have enough to worry about, they don't need to read about the witches and warlocks going through an already trivial time in life. And I know that Narnia can be considered a place full of magic and the such, but it is more of a fantasy world and it removes you from the world you are in now. Harry Potter is in England.
Now, my goal of this entry is not to put down writings, the point is that my daughter, my 11yo, hates to read. She is interested in reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe because of the movie. She has never asked to read a book to any other movie before. For that matter she's never really asked for a book other than the one on bugs that we got her. So I am happy that the Chronicles of Narnia are in her site. There is only one thing in the books that I have a hang up about and I may just not have her read that one book.
In the last battle (I believe the last book) a soldier that fights for Tash speaks with Aslan in fear because the soldier always though that Aslan was evil and Tash was good. Aslan told him that since he honored Tash by doing good and living good that he was actually honoring Aslan. I know I am not remembering it quite correctly but the gist is there. If a person were to take that sentence or paragraph and say well since Aslan is equal to Jesus and etc, etc, then if I live a good live worshipping whoever thinking they are the good then I will be fine, that is wrong.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
So, I suppose the moral of my entry today is that if your children, teens, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, husband, or wife reads the Chronicles of Narnia, be ready to answer questions. And be ready to know that Jesus is the only way to God.