The land of Narnia
Merry Monday by Parris Bailey
“The world’s a huge stockpile of God’s-wonders and God’s thoughts. Nothing and no one else comes close to you! I start talking about you, telling what I know and quickly run out of words.”
I raised my children reading Narnia books to them, I even find myself reading those mystical books again and again. When another movie comes out in the series I will be the first to see it. In this crazy world where everything is upside down, its nice to push out the back of the wardrobe and go into Narnia land. I believe David, from time to time, had to leave this world of cut throats and evil people. Jacob saw a ladder with angels going up and down on it and we won’t even begin to tell what Ezekiel saw. It is the unseen world and learning to see God in our present world. When we go outside, and I mean really go outside, do we see the huge stockpile of God’s wonders and His thoughts? How long will you surround yourself with plastic- synthetic and machinery? Then to make matters worse we sit down and eat plastic synthetic foods and we wonder why we feel bad and have a hard time creating anything lasting. Everything on this earth exists for our benefit and to see His glory and hear His thoughts.
In the “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” Lucy, after finding out she would not return to Narnia exclaimed, “And how can we live, never meeting you?” Aslan replied, “But there you shall meet me, dear one. There I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
David goes on in Ps.45:1 by saying “My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words.” I pray that at some point you will just STOP and take in GOD. His love for you and his dreams for you. Yes, it might involve changing your lifestyle of whatever else was so important but take a trip to Narnia—the unseen world of His beauty and the seen world of his creation. It might involve changing your appetites and putting down all the distractions. Who knows you might just put down that iPhone of yours and hear something amazing.
“Your ozone-drenched garments are fragrant with mountain breeze. Chamber music- from the throne room-makes you want to dance.” Ps.45 Oh sorry gotta go now someone is calling me…..