Sunday, April 4, 2010

narnia & easter.

Every year, Easter and Holy Week become more and more beautiful and richer to me as I gain a greater knowledge of Him and what His sacrifice meant and means with each passing year. I love C.S. Lewis and especially love the Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis felt that sometimes theology was best taught through story, and the exchange between Susan and Aslan that happens in the Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe is one of my favorite examples of this in his work and commemorates this day where we celebrate the divine exchange.

"But what does it all mean?" asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer. "It means," said Aslan, "that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know ... that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death... itself would start working backwards.":the lion the witch & the wardrobe: c.s. lewis:

"O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?"

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God,who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 corinthians 15:55-57

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