Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Excerpt

Our pastor posted this excerpt on the church blog this week. I found it encouraging in light of the celebration of Jesus' victory and resurrection on Easter tomorrow.

Aslan turned to them and said: "You do not yet look so happy as I mean you to be."

Lucy said, "We're so afraid of being sent away, Aslan. And you have sent us back into our own world so often."

"No fear of that," said Aslan. "Have you not guessed?"

Their hearts leaped and a wild hope rose within them.

"There was a real railway accident," said Aslan softly. "Your father and mother and all of you are—as you used to call it in the Shadowlands—dead. The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning."

And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before. (C. S. Lewis, The Last Battle, New York: Collier Books, pp. 183–84)
Christ has died. Christ is Risen. Christ will come again. Hallelujah!


Anonymous said...

oh what a beautiful excerpt! thank you for sharing that!

Anonymous said...

ok i mistakenly hit enter and i signed out wrong, so when i tried to do it again, i posted it on your original blog. so the refrigerator art comment is meant for here not there. :)