Tag Archive | C S Lewis

The Door

As a child I was enchanted with the books from the Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis. The world of Narnia, Aslan and the adventures of the children intrigued me. Even now, as I read these books again as an adult, I can’t help but be captivated by the world of Narnia that greeted Lucy as stepped through the door of the wardrobe – a world so unlike that of what she had left.

This weekend as we celebrate Easter we look at another Door that takes us from where we are today into another world, another realm, another reality. This door offers us salvation, eternity, life restored and relationship with God, the Creator of all. This door however isn’t part of a mere wardrobe taking a child into a fantasy world. For us, this door is Jesus – Son of God, crucified on a cross. And the world is not a fantasy – it is the Kingdom of Heaven.

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

The way to eternal life, the way to God is offered to us all through the sacrifice and death of our Lord Jesus on the Cross. His crucifixion all those years ago is the one time for all times sacrifice for us. The cross did what we could not do ourselves – it gave us the right to talk with, love and live with God. The Lord Jesus Christ’s death took away all our sins and His Resurrection gave us life, a new life and a new identity as a new person. His death gave us a life of freedom – free from guilt, no more reproaching ourselves and most importantly an opportunity to grow in relationship with God.

 The door is always there, it is just up to us to walk through it.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

Living in the Light of Eternity

Every day is an important day and every second is a growth opportunity to deepen your character, to demonstrate love, or to depend on God. Some tests seem overwhelming, while others you don’t even notice. But all of them have eternal implications. We will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism. God watches our responses to people, problems, success, failure. The big things and the little things – picking up that rubbish, opening the door for someone.

The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears and the greater the ability for you to rise above challenges, circumstances, trials. Living in the light of eternity. Values change, relationships change, character grows.

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… And then you see it…” Gandalf

Eternity – CS Lewis concludes the Chronicles of Narnia with this…and it sums up eternity very well.

“For us this is the end of all the stories…But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world…had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on forever and in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

The Bible says “this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.” (Hebrews 13:14)

We were created for something better than this. We will never be completely satisfied because it is not home. Hotels are great but they’re not home….fine linen but not home….

“We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”