This morning, doing devotions, I was reflecting on the resurrection. The phrase Deeper magic, before the dawn of time drifted unbidden into my reflections.
I smiled as other images and words rushed after it. A great emperor beyond the sea. Dawn. A cracked stone. Mice. Two joyful British girls playing tag with a mighty golden lion.
They say Aslan is on the move, perhaps has already landed.
How fitting to be thinking of Narnia, today, 70 years to the day since it was published.
Thank you, C. S. Lewis.
Thank you for helping me understand the wonder of the resurrection, through the wonder of a story.
Why is Aslan alive? Because it was degreed so before.
Why was Jesus raised? Because it was said.
Thank you, C. S. Lewis, for taking the mystery and glory and wonder and joy of the gospel and putting it in a story, so I could better understand the greater Story.
For, at 28, I do believe I am old enough to read fairy tales again.
More at Redeemed Reader
We have many more C. S. Lewis and Narnia posts! See “Reflections in a Dragon’s Eye” (mostly about the Dawn Treader movie), Megan’s thoughts on introducing the series to her boys in “The Narnia Dilemma,” and Betsy’s “5 Souvenirs from Narnia.”
Beyond Redeemed Reader
Reading Narnia While the World Burns —A timely reflection from The Gospel Coalition
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