This was one of my earliest posts and being a great admirer of C.S. Lewis also one of my favorites. It seemed appropriate in this Christmas season to share this again. May you and yours enjoy a blessed Christmas!
“And she has made a magic so that it is always winter in Narnia—always winter, but it never gets to Christmas”.
My home is in southern Missouri an area where the winters are usually mild. This year was an exception. Many days of cold and ice and snow. Occasionally we would get a break, a sunny day, the temperature would climb above freezing, and the next day would bring more cold, more snow. As we shivered through December and January, February then March and April I was reminded of Lucy and Edmund, as she explained how the White Witch had brought continual winter to Narnia.**
“She calls herself the Queen of Narnia though she has no right to be a Queen at all. The White Witch has made a magic so that it was always winter in Narnia, always winter, but it never gets to Christmas”.** At times our world seems a lot like Narnia.
The despair the suffering and injustice caused by those who have no right to bring it, like the magic of the White Witch who brought continual winter seem to never end. As the years go by we wonder if Christmas will ever come….
But Christmas has come. In a stable in Bethlehem as the prophets foretold . There was darkness and winter in that day and there is darkness and winter now as we wait for the Son to come again. And He will come bringing great light that will overshadow the darkness forever.It will be spring again, new birth will come to all creation. And it will always be Christmas! The best is yet to come.
The people who had been living in darkness
have seen a great light.
The light of life has shined on those who dwelt
in the shadowy darkness of death. Isaiah 9:2*
On that day, with a command that thunders into the world, with a voice of a chief heavenly messenger, and with a blast of God’s trumpet, the Lord Himself will descend from heaven; and all those who died in the Anointed One, our Liberating King, will rise from the dead first. 17 Then we who are alive and left behind will be snatched up together with them into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. This is how we, the resurrected and the living, will be with Him forever. I Thessalonians 4:16-17
Below is a link to “Here Comes The Sun” by George Harrison. One of my all time favorites!
* The Voice Bible
**The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis