"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

July 13, 2011

Our love for Lewis

Like a lot of families, our favorite book series of all time has been The Chronicles of Narnia.

After I read our kiddos the series, we wrote down our favorite quotes from the books and voted on them. I wrote the winning quotes on the walls of our boys' room with a paint pen.

After 6 years, it is REALLY time to do some painting so it is kind of an end of an era.

Here are the quotes that meant so much to our 3 boys over the years:

"Wrong will be right when Aslan comes in sight. At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more." ~Mr. Beaver

"Courage Child! We are all between the paws of the true Aslan." ~Trinian

"Once a king and queen in Narnia, always a king and queen in Narnia." ~Aslan

"Proclaim the truth and take the adventure that Aslan sends us." ~Jewel

"I must make it the mail object of life to press on to that other country and help others do the same." ~ C.S. Lewis

"This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there." ~Aslan

As you can imagine, Lewis received A LOT of mail from children after he wrote those books and he actually read and responded to every letter. I'm reading C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children and this is my favorite part of a letter he wrote to a young reader who wanted to know who Aslan really is:

"As for Aslan's other name, well I want you to guess. Has there never been anyone in this world who:
(1.) Arrived at the same time as Father Christmas.
(2.) Said he was the son of the Great Emperor.
(3.) Gave himself up for someone else's fault to be
jeered at and killed by wicked people.
(4.) Came to life again.
(5.) Is sometimes spoken of as a Lamb.
Don't you really know His name in this world.
Think it over and let me know your answer!" ~C.S. Lewis

Isn't that sweet!?
Well, it certainly doesn't matter how old you are, a trip to Narnia will do you good, I promise!
You'll get a glimpse of the Lion Judah while you are there! : )


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