My wife and I went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe this past weekend. It still disturbs me to this day that C.S. Lewis chose to cast creatures from English and Roman mythology as the supporting characters in his story. Be that as it may, the special effects in the movie where spectacular. Centaurs and Griffins moved exactly as I imagined they would. The child actors did a wonderful job, espcially the girl that played Lucy. She was adorable!
However, Aslan really stole the whole movie as, I suppose, he should have. They did a superb job showing him as a powerful, yet loving and gentle creature. The way they made his countenance change when he became angry sent chills down my spine. Patient in love and mercy to those whom he loves, quick in anger and judgement toward those who hate him.
Remind you of anyone? If you’re a Christian you’ve been taught from a young age how C.S. Lewis put many Christian parallels in his Narnia series. I’ve been taught the same things: betrayal, sacrifice, resurrection. However, after seeing the movie, I can’t imagine a better parallel to our Lord Jesus Christ. As with Aslan but to a infinitely greater degree our Lord Jesus is strong, loving, patient, and does not tolerate evil. I am so glad I will never see our Christ’s face change as Aslan’s did. I am so grateful that I have been chosen to receive His grace and mercy. Only our adversary and his followers will see that look full of anger and judgment. Pity anyone who is not behind our Lord Jesus Christ on that terrifying and glorious day.
Are you still trapped in your sins? Do you feel the Lord changing your heart? That tug of conscience that makes you feel bad when you do wrong? Your sin will not allow you to enjoy our Lord and our Lord will not allow you to enjoy your sin. Don’t spend your life in misery. Give in to the Lord, do not resist! In the first place, God will ultimately win. In the second place, you will regret the many years you spent running from our Lord. Don’t waste the precious years we’re given! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is coming swiftly; He will not delay. Nor will He delay His judgement. Come! Stand with us behind our King, be victorious, live forever!
Amen! Come Lord Jesus!