I have been thinking about the Chronicles of Narnia a lot lately and have began to read some C.S. Lewis books I haven’t read yet, starting with “Of other worlds”. It is wild and wonderful how the majority of his writings are spot on. I remember getting chills in the middle of The Screwtape Letters and still find it to be my current favorite. It is ironic to me, still, how much I adore his writings. For several stubborn years I refused to read any of his books because of the way people adored them. I disliked the idea of reading popular books. A couple summers ago I finally decided I would read them myself and see what the hype was about….Okay, okay he is as fantastic as people say.
Some favorite lines from his writings:
- “But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason you were brought into Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you might know me better there.”
- –Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian
- Read it!!
- “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”–Mere ChristianityThe second one seems extremely applicable to what I have been going through. Life is never perfect; there are many ups and downs, sometimes even in one day. I have been suffering from debilitating, severe migraine headaches since Oct. 2. In fact, I am a bit medicated right now. I may need to edit this later. ;P And since the only medications that work conflict with my auto-immune disease, life has not been that pretty. I am also waiting on some financial news and all tied together makes for a long day. Can you relate? Are you finding yourself in a place where you are being broken down? Are you waiting patiently in trust that we will be built up again and learn from our experiences?