C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, was a truly gifted writer and follower of Christ, although as he said himself, a most reluctant convert. Lewis' stories are amazing works of fiction with a interwoven element of faith that proclaims the teachings of God's Word if one has eyes to see it.
The Professor once challenged Peter and Susan on a bit of logic and reasoning in regards to their the sister's discovery of magical land in an upstairs wardrobe. Either Lucy was a liar, a lunatic, or she was telling the truth no matter how improbable it seemed to be. Compared to Edmund, Lucy was far from likely to be the liar and everyone could see that she wasn't mad so that only left the option of Lucy telling the truth. It was a clear statement of logic. We too have this situation of choice when it comes to believing in the reality of Jesus Christ.
As Lewis states: "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God. That is one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."
We all walk a path in life. It is our journey. God has a special plan for each of our lives. The steps we take are our choice to follow His guidance or not…Lucy's path was one of following in the steps of a lion, to be feared, but also to be loved. Our Ministry's steps are in those of the Lion of the tribe of Judah. This is all His Ultimate Work.
Chronicling the Journey...
The Professor often finds much time these days to write and share thoughts on this ministry. Maybe one day he will make it into a book just like the great C. S. Lewis! For now though, it has been shared on our Facebook page over the last several years and we encourage you to check that out. The Journey has been quite an interesting one...How does one take a vision from God and turn it into an actual legitimate, functioning non-profit Ministry? Well, now that is quite a tale!
The Professor occasionally puts some of his best writings out on a blog of sorts and you can read up on things like how this Ministry began, our encounter with Douglas Gresham, and how we got Aslan by clicking on the following link:
Photo of C.S. Lewis provided courtesy of shared online photo by The Imaginative Conservative.