Aslan

Oh my goodness! I have missed you all!!

Summer is really on with high temps and activities with GRANDS.

And one of those activities is reading together The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis. (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2004113555. ISBN 0-06-076493-7)
Click HERE for more information and a source to purchase.

Lewis’ Narnia books, in my opinion, are the best children’s fantasy books to be found. And I can sum up in one word why I say that: Aslan. Other children’s fantasy books have been written but they contain no Aslan and without Aslan — well, without Aslan, what’s the point? Fantasy, sorcery, magic, etc. etc. without the redeeming presence of Aslan dangles forbidden fruit before their eager eyes; potentially blinding them to the chasm between the holy and unholy.

May I give you a glimpse of Aslan? I so dearly love Him.

Chapter Two opens with Jill, she’s alone as Eustace has been blown away – not to worry, not with a gun but breath. And I’ll not tell you more on that here.

Jill. Jill is alone and thirsty. Very thirsty. And she hears the sound of water.

Enjoy an excerpt with me.

“Are you not thirsty?” said the Lion.

“I’m dying of thirst, ” said Jill.

“Then drink,” said the Lion.

“May I–could I–would you mind going away while I do?” said Jill.

The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience.

The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic.

“Will you promise not to–do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill.

“I make no promise,” said the Lion.

Jill was so thirsty now that, without noticing it, she had come a step nearer.

Jill continues to decline His offer of water and He tells her if she does not drink, she will die. She suggests that she will seek another stream. The Lion tells her there is no other stream. Let’s pick up again.

It never occurred to Jill to disbelieve the Lion–no one who had seen his stern face could do that–and her mind suddenly made itself up. It was the worst thing she had ever had to do, but she went forward to the stream, knelt down, and began scooping up water in her hand. It was the coldest, most refreshing water she had ever tasted.

JESUS, the Lion of the tribe of Judah indeed HE does give the most refreshing of all water!! And indeed kneeling before Him to receive His Eternal Water begins as the most dreadful moment of one’s life and then turns to the most refreshing, most wonderful one!!

Jill and the Lion continue to talk.  She was open and honest with Him about how she had arrived at being alone and He said:

“That is a very good answer, Human Child. Do so no more. . . . .”

Reminds me of what JESUS said to the woman:

John 8:    21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

11 She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee; go, and sin no more.”

via John 8:11 – Passage Lookup – 21st Century King James Version – BibleGateway.com.

And I so love this line given by the Lion:

“You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion.

‘Then you are Somebody, Sir?” said Jill.

“I am. . . . .”

The Lion gives her a task. He gives her specific instructions and He tells her to meditate upon them and to not allow them to leave her mind.

Need I say that I am well excited to read to my GRANDS?

Dear Friends be encouraged today. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the I AM has Water for you today. He has specific instructions for you today and His very breath will carry you wherever you need to go today.

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Holy Monday!
Kathie

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