Monday, October 20, 2014

Lessons from Narnia Part 1. Edmund

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Anyone who knows me well knows that my FAVORITE books are the Chronicles of Narnia! I LOVE them and have loved them for years!
   A while back I was folding laundry and listening to a dramatized version of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (Focus on the Family Radio Theater) and I started noticing things that I hadn't noticed before!
   
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                             Think about the things that Edmund does..............

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 1. He lied about being in Narnia before and in doing so made his sister out to be telling lies.

 2. He was the voice of doubt on several occasions,
   
       making Peter doubt about the trustworthiness of their guide...

 3. He betrayed his own family,

        for candy and sweets....

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    So in general what do you think of Edmund? He's not a very likable person is he?  He's also a great example of us.

   Before Jesus (Aslan symbolizes Jesus ) came and took our sin we were just like Edmund.

    We would do just about anything to get what we want.

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     *When Edmund heard Aslan's name he felt "A sensation of mysterious horror."

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    In the end, Edmund betrayed his family and joined the White Witch's side...........only to find that just like he was using her to get Turkish Delight (Or ultimately what he thought would make him happy)  she was using him (also to get her own way).

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   We are just the same, we chase after that ultimate happiness, but without Christ it will not satisfy us.

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   Edmund is at rock bottom. His family is in danger (because of him), he is being held prisoner by someone he thought was his friend, and he would have be killed for what he's done..............

    But...........Aslan (Jesus) loved Edmund (or us) so much that he came of his own free will to die in his (our) place so he (you and I) could go free.

  The Witch (Satan) thought she had won.

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    But it didn't end there! Aslan (Jesus) rose from the dead and vanquished the White Witch (Satan).

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                                                    Jesus is alive and He saved you!




 I hope you all are having a great Monday!
~Wholesome Joy~




(* Quote taken from The Chronicles of Narnia; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
               (note; my book is the one with all seven books in it) page 141, Harper Collins Publishers, Copyright 1950 by C.S.Lewis Pte. Ltd. )


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4 comments:

  1. Great insights from the books/movie.... thank you for sharing this. :)

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  2. I love the Chronicles of Narnia, it's a great series.
    ~Linking over from Weekend Blog Party

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by! <3

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