Monday, October 02, 2006

Something that stuck with me.

Over this past weekend I was reading The Lion, the Witch and the Woredrobe for the I really don't know how manyth time. But something jumped out at me. When Lucy and Suzan are hidding in the bushs just before the Witch kills Aslan. As he laid tied to the Stone Table shaved and seemingly in disgrace. Lewis writes this of that moment, "...the first shock was over the shorn face Aslan looked to her braver, and more beautiful,and more patient than ever." Christians know the meaning to suffering, we get it from Christ. Suffering is to heal the heart of the world and bring all back to the One who made the world. Aslan was the one who brought the world of Narnia into existence and promised that the greatest wickness of the Withc would fall upon Himself (see The Magician's Nephew). In that moment when the triump of the Witch seems most certian, the Great Lion looks more beautiful than ever. There is a beauty in the Cross of Christ as well. God is bringing down the worst of the punishment of all sin upon Himself, because no man could bare it. Why did Christ do this for us? Why did Aslan do this for us? Aslan and Christ did it for one reason alone....out of love. Pure, unconditional love for creation. Look into the eyes of any image of the crucfixtion or the Etche Homo (sp?) and you will see there the love that came to save the world. After you have seen that love nothing can be the same. Everything changes......

1 comment:

Emily said...

if you were online, i apologize! I could not get my wireless to work. it was fine and then everything suddenly crashed and behaved strangely. i'm sorry. hopefully it will work next week for this class. miss u!