Lately I’ve been rereading the “Chronicles of Narnia.” Not only are the books some of my favorites, but they’re quick reads, which is really helping me catch up on my Goodreads reading goal for the year.
The best fiction illustrates truth about real life. Over and over, C.S. Lewis used the fictional character of Aslan to illustrate truth about God. In Aslan’s words, “by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
Throughout the Narnia series, we see Aslan’s power and seriousness about wrongdoing. But in “The Magician’s Nephew,” we see a very tender moment. Digory asks Aslan for something he desperately wants and is afraid he’ll never receive. As he waits for Aslan’s answer, Digory — and all of us reading — know that Aslan can grant his wish with a roar or a shake of his mane. But Aslan does neither.
“Up till then [Digory] had been looking at the Lion’s great front feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked…