A Horse and his boy

I’ve loved the Narnia books

since the summer my mom had us read them.

I don’t remember how old I was,

but I loved the entire series.

As a Mom,

I wanted my own children

to know the special world

of Narnia.

Again my mom was instrumental.

She bought us

the Radio Theatre Series.

Jase enjoys listening to these while we drive.

While we were on a longer drive recently,

I gave him permission to put in a CD.

He chose my favorite one.

It wasn’t my favorite as a child.

It took adulthood to truly appreciate the truth behind the story.

(If you’ve not read this book by C.S. Lewis I’d suggest it.)

Without giving away the plot,

my love of the story

rests completely in two things.

First, the boy, who seems to have nothing but sad or bad things happen to him, is actually right where he needs to be to fulfill a far bigger purpose than he could possibly imagine.

Second, throughout the whole adventure Aslan is guiding, directing, and protecting.

As a child,

I couldn’t fully appreciate

the beautiful story.

As an adult,

I am encouraged

and blessed

by all the circumstances,

which seem difficult and trying for the characters,

yet each is for the betterment

and eventually

the saving of a kingdom.

Only God can do such things.

I’m certain C.S. Lewis understood the truth behind these verses:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NKJV
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”
James 1:2‭-‬4 NKJV

Because the same truths are in the story.

Whether I’m aware of it or not,

God is working,

and He’s never left me.

He’s right in the midst of all that is happening.

And I can trust that I will lack nothing as long as I remember,

He is with me.

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