The Last Battle


You all know by now that I have a very strong admiration towards C.S. Lewis, and those of you who have been reading for a while have heard me talk of my deep love for the Chronicles of Narnia series. One reason I love those 7 books so much is the fact that they are such a perfect allegory to the story of Christ and of our Christian faith. I think at times we have all acted like Edmund, being a traitor and not doing as we should, we’ve all been (Or should have all been) like Lucy, innocent and perfectly trusting in her childlike faith, we’ve all been a bit of Peter, strong, courageous and ready to fight for the cause. Unfortunately sometimes Christians can be like Susan too, at the end of the books where she rejected Narnia for things of the world claiming it was a fairy tale all along. The great thing is as much as we act like Susan and Edmund, God, like Aslan is welcoming us back and will always forgive. The last book of the series, The Last Battle, though not my favorite of the series because it’s sad and it’s the end, is a perfect allegory of the coming end of days. Some day this world as we know it will end and God will create a new Heaven and a New Earth for us. He’ll be waiting for us there and it will be perfect as He wants it to be. It’s sometimes hard to wait for that time. I know sometimes I can catch glimpses of how that life will be, on a sunny day, when a warm breeze passes by or when I’m so deep in worship that I can feel God right beside me and I feel homesick for that life. It’s hard but we have to be patient, we have to know that someday we will reach that new place and it will be perfect, more perfect than our human minds could ever imagine and in that day we will finally be home. This old world will pass away and we’ll never have to live without God’s glory being the number one prevalent thing in our lives. I for one can’t wait but in the meantime I’m working on doing God’s work and using everything He’s given me to be who He wants me to be.
Hope ♥

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

“And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

“Would it not be better to be dead than to have this horrible fear that Aslan has come and is not like the Aslan we have believed in and longed for? It is as if the sun rose one day and were a black sun.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

“Emeth speaking of Aslan, “Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek…And since then, O Kings and Ladies, I have been wandering to find him and my happiness is so great that it even weakens me like a wound. And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me Beloved, me who am but as a dog”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

“All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

Perhaps you will get some idea of it if you think like this. You may have been in a room in which there was a window that looked out on a lovely bay of the sea or a green valley that wound away among the mountains. And in the wall of that room opposite to the glass there may have been a looking glass. And the sea in the mirror, or the valley in the mirror, were in one sense just the same as the real ones: yet at the same time they were somehow different — deeper, more wonderful, more like places in a story: in a story you have never heard but very much want to know. The difference between the old Narnia and the new Narnia was like that. The new one was a deeper country: every rock and flower and blade of grass looked like it meant more. I can’t describe it any better than that: if you ever get there you will know what I mean.
It was the unicorn who summed up what everyone was feeling. He stamped his right fore-hoof on the ground and neighed, and then cried:
“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. The reason why we loved the old Narnia so much is because it sometimes looked a little like this. Bree-hee-hee! Come further up, come further in!”
~ The Last Battle

“The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.” And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot
write them. And for us this is the end of all stories, and we can most truly say they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.
~ The Last Battle

This is home
Now I’m finally
Where I belong
Where I belong
Yeah, this is home
I’ve been searching
For a place of my own
Now I’ve found it
Maybe this is home
Yeah, this is home
~ Switchfoot, written for the Prince Caspian soundtrack

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About elvishjesusfreak

I'm learning to love and be and grow up and things are hard but God is always so good.

8 responses to “The Last Battle”

  1. 2b14u says :

    I simply read everything I can get my hands on that is from CS Lewis. Thanks for reminding me of these scenes from the book.

  2. Victoria-writes says :

    I do enjoy the films! Your faith is so inspiring!

  3. robby1975 says :

    Awesome post! My bible study group is studying Mere Christianity right now. I too love C.S. Lewis.

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