A Brick in the Valley

That’s Why I’m Fighting Him
April 12, 2008, 8:53 pm
Filed under: C.S. Lewis, Chris Brauns Radio Spots

It’s only a month or so until the second of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia hits the big screen.  (See Narnia: Prince Caspian)

I won’t tell you what happens, but one of my favorite parts in Prince Caspian is a part where Peter is having a dual with an evil king. 

At one point, there is a break in the fighting.  The dual isn’t going Peter’s way, and his brother Edmund says, “I say, Peter, you can beat him can’t you.”  And, Peter responds, “Well, that’s why we’re fighting him.  To find out.”

Lewis’ point here was that part of the adventure of the Christian life is that we don’t know how every particular dual will come out.  That’s why it’s an adventure. 

There are no guarantees about how a particular matter in your life may be resolved.  The adventure is in continuing on for Christ, even when things look bleak.  But, never forget this.  Christ the King will win in the end.

On Tuesday, April 22, at 6:30, I will be leading a special discussion on Prince Caspian at the Julia Hull District Library in Stillman Valley.  If you are a fan of the Chronicles of Narnia, or you would like to hear some reflection on how Lewis’ Chronicles are relevant for life, then join us on April 22 at the library in Stillman Valley.

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I just read that section to my new little ones this week and was intrigues all over again. If if one or both fall asleep during the reading, I keep going. They are actually just “staging” for me to read one of my favorite books. Thankfully they love it, too.

Comment by Jeff Dodge

I love what this represents about the Christian life . . . the idea of the adventure. I think that’s what Zambia is all about. You don’t know how it will come out. But, you’re out there fighting.

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