Years ago I remember watching “The Chronicles of Narnia” with my daughter.
Her young enthusiasm for the “Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” brought out her talent of art and imagination.
She could rattle off and draw every actor, character or whatever the strange and whimsical animals C. S. Lewis made up.
How interesting I thought one could open the doors to a wardrobe and enter a mythical magical forest. The intrigue continues into the land of good and evil; only to be stuck in winter by the White Witch. For 100 years she reigned in Narnia until the great Lion, Aslan appears on the scene as her worst enemy.
Yes; it is a parallel of God himself with a twist.
Narnia was supposed to be a place of love, contentment, peace and a whole lot of fun. At least that was the original plan.
Reflecting on the story in many ways we in this present world are now living in Narnia with the wicked White Witch.
The place God intended for good has been beaten up, lied to and given over to sinful ugly creatures.
However, for the wicked white witch, Aslan, the good King of the Forest appears ready to take back his kingdom. She believes she will fight to win only she didn’t count on the weapons used to stop her.
Besides the full armor required, is the heart of Aslan.
A heart full of love, mercy, grace and forgiveness.
Wisdom and knowledge so profound it can’t be matched.
Understanding, compassion and healing that cannot be found anywhere else.
A sacrifice so pure nothing at all can ever take its place.
There really is that place; a hidden wardrobe only known to the individual heart and God. No authority on earth will ever be able to find this dwelling between the Father and his child. Just as finding Narnia, seeking his presence daily is the only way to enter and abide in the shelter of the Most High God.
The shadow of the savior rests in that place covering the fears, doubts worries and stresses of the attacks of the wicked witch. If they creep in then it is due to venturing out of that safe security.
Reach for Jesus again; crawl back in under his wings of protection. And stay. Rest.
Remain in Him.