recently, i have been needing some light reading to help my brain relax (i was trying to get through desiring God, but that just wasn't working after a long day with kiddos).
remembering how much i loved the chronicles of narnia as a kid (even before i was a christian), i decided to pick up the series and read it again. i am almost done with the magicians nephew after just a few days of reading.
i am loving it!
not only do i love the fantasy/epic genre, but i especially love the spiritual parallels of the book which i was blind to as a child. here are a few quotes that have really stuck out to me (they are probably more meaningful in the context of the book, but hopefully you will get something out of them as well).
aslan the lion speaking, speaking to the talking beasts after he created narnia:
"before the new clean world that i gave you is seven hours old, a force of evil has already entered it; waked and brought forth by this son of adam... but do not be cast down... evil will come of that evil, but it is still a long way off, and i will see to it that the worst falls upon myself."
[just like how the gospel is preached even in the first few chapters of genesis. beautiful!]
after the main character, digory, completed an important task given to him by aslan:
" 'well done' said aslan in a voice that made the earth shake. then digory knew that all the narnians had heard those words and that the story of them would be handed down from father to son in that new world for hundreds of years and perhaps forever. but he was in no danger of feeling conceited for he didn't think about it at all now that he was face to face with aslan."
[that makes me think about heaven and what our good works will feel like there as we are commended. we will be in no danger at all of being proud, standing in front of jesus!]
i cant wait until we have kiddos old enough that we can read these stories to! :D