|C.S. Lewis "Jack"|
I grew up reading the Chronicles of Narnia and loving them. When the movies came out I would get overly excited, more than almost anybody, and spend days waiting for it.
C.S. Lewis died on the same JFK was assassinated, so his death was not widely noticed by the media. He was a great man. And for him, it all started with God.
I actually think that is pretty cool. He knew God was God, though he didn't like it. He admitted it and was saved.
Years later, he became the first person to walk through the wardrobe into a world called Narnia. He went there before Lucy, before Digory and even before Aslan. And he simply created a place that many children have longed to go to, even me. Through this world, four children, a faun, and a Great Lion, he showed us God's forgiving grace and love.
In Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Aslan says, "'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.'" He is speaking of Jesus on Earth. There have been many skeptics about this, saying Aslan could be referring to any "god" or "religion" but I say no, Aslan is Jesus and only Jesus.
|Aslan, the Great Lion|
Anyways, C.S. Lewis was a great man, whether you agree with his beliefs, whether you like his books, whether you even knew who he was. When I read his books, I see Christ, I see lessons that Christ would teach. His space trilogy is interesting, because it was written before anyone went into space. His Narnia books are pure adventure and fantasy. (I mean, who wouldn't want to see talking beavers, centaurs, and lampposts growing out of the ground?)
"There is not neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God." -C.S. Lewis