I would love to enjoy a summer day in Narnia. To see the tall emerald trees glistening from the last recent rain, and to run through the green, green grass. Maybe I would meet a fawn, after splashing my feet in a happy brook, who would invite me to tea.
|Painting by Pamela Goodman|
Of course there would be plenty of tea, and a good amount of toast with butter or honey. Maybe he would bring out sardines and even some cake. But without doubt, plenty of cups full of tea.
I would like to stay in his little cave, he would tell me of how winter is gone from these mountains, rejoicing that the White Witch has been defeated. And we would both talk of how wonderful Aslan is.
I suppose the only thing I can do to make this possible is ignore that little thing some like to call reality, and stick close to my good friend Imagination.
Wouldn't today be a wonderful day to steal away some time and view the creation of our great King with a vision unobstructed from sinful flesh. To stop and be immersed in His glory.
Thank You, Lord, for the glory that can be found in Your Word, in Your creation, and in the sweet fellowship with You and other believers.
Some days, there is no better thing to do then stop and tell yourself,
Life is beautiful.
Sure, life is hard. Sometimes I feel like. . . well, I've got this head cold, and I have no idea why things are going the way they're going or why things aren't going the way I think they should be going. I have no idea which way my life is going, and see that life will only be less and less predictable as I go on (and realize that I can't [and maybe shouldn't] predict any outcome in the first place.)
Having Jesus - no, Jesus having me, having called me before the foundations of the world to Himself, it is beyond comprehension. It is beyond belief. And yet I do believe, I know it is true. And if Jesus has you, you know He can never leave you, never let you go. And having Him (or, rather, Him having you) doesn't mean life will not hurt any less. But it does mean you will have joy so much more!