As I was perusing our collection of DVDs, I remembered one of the dwarfs crisis-of-belief in Prince Caspian. All his life, he had been told how great Aslan was, but there was nothing that seemed to prove it. His country had been taken from him and he lived all his life in the woods hiding from the outside world. Now that the four Pevensie children had appeared, there was a glimmer of hope, but he still couldn’t see Aslan at work. Many people refuse Christianity in that they haven’t seen God. Yet.
In The Horse and His Boy, Bree, I think, had his own way of believing. He had heard that Aslan was a lion. That is to say, might be as glorious as a lion or as strong as a lion, but not an actual lion. He was eventually humbled upon meeting Aslan the lion. The Bible tells us that God is light, God is love, and God is spirit. Not like, is.
I’d have say that of the series, I really like The Silver Chair the best. When it comes to meeting the Lady of the Green Kirtle (whatever that is), she tries to say that the reality is the things in her underground kingdom and the things that they think they see in the aboveground are imagined based on the reality. In the same way, what is real to us is only a dim reflection of God’s reality.
A really good kid’s book has something for all ages. A really good Christian book can make some of the more difficult concepts easier to understand. So the next time you watch a Narinia movie or pick up a Narnia book, pay attention to the concepts and you might find the answer to something you’ve been strugling to understand.