A Brick in the Valley


The New Narnia
February 14, 2008, 3:41 am
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If you are a follower of Christ, you must get fired up reading this – –  

“I see,” she said.  “This is still Narnia, and more real and more beautiful than the Narnia down below, just as it was more real and more beautiful than the Narnia outside the Stable door!  I see . . . world within world, Narnia within Narnia . . .”

 “Yes,” said Mr. Tumnus, “like an onion within an onion: except that as you continue to go in and in, each circle is larger than the last.”

And Lucy looked this way and that and soon found that a new and beautiful thing had happened to her.  Whatever she looked at, however far away it might be, once she had fixed her eyes steadily on it, became quite clear and close is if she were looking through a telescope . . . .  The Last Battle, 180-181.

 The Bible teaches that the destination of God’s people is an earthly destination – – a new earth.  And, Lewis’ point is, as the Brits would say, “spot on.”

The other night my 12 year old asked me again about how much similarity there will be between this earth and the New Earth.  We were so blessed to reflect together that God is redeeming this Creation from corruption of the Fall and that we look forward to an earthly destination.

If want to learn more about this, read Tullian Tchividjian’s latest post where he reflects on  redemption.  In the words of Mike Wittmer, he reminds us that “heaven is a place on earth.”

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I stumbled across your blog. I have to say that I cried at that point in reading the Narnia series. It is so true and I love the way that you put it. “We were so blessed to reflect together that God is redeeming this Creation from corruption of the Fall and that we look forward to an earthly destination.”

Eric Novak

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I believe that a better understanding of what the New Earth will be has been more helpful to me than any other new understanding has in many years. Over the years it seems to me that I have heard very little on this subject from the pulpit.
Mom

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