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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Narnia, He Takes Us Through It.

“The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is a grand adventure. There is excitement. There are risks. There is danger. Just like our own spiritual journey, the young people in the movie wrestle with challenges of all kinds.

An important lesson we see in the movie is the fact that like Aslan, Jesus doesn’t rescue us from trouble—He takes us through it.

As the movie illustrates evil is quite real. You and I know evil exists in this world, but far too often we ignore it. C.S. Lewis knew the power of Satan, and he wasn’t afraid to present the reality of sin in the world.

This powerful story shows us the challenges and obstacles of life. We can see that although evil exists and is very real, God will deliver.

There is great hope. Our task is not an easy one, but just like the characters in the Dawn Treader, we have the strength in Jesus Christ to brave the violent seas that are before us.

As we watch those onboard the Dawn Treader embark on this life-changing journey, their courage and beliefs are tempted and tested in various ways. But in the end, Aslan comes through. While courage and determination matter, their ultimate answer is Aslan—who we know as Jesus

8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

-2 Corinthians 4:8-12 (New International Version)

Dear Lord we pray that as we face each day that is before us that we would remember that you are there leading us through. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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