I am reading this delightful book about the life of C.S.Lewis. It is chock full of insights into The Chronicles of Narnia, Christianity and Lewis’ personal walk with Jesus. I especially like the chapter titled: Lewis’s Last Interview-May 7, 1963. The interviewer is asking “Jack” ( C.S.Lewis’ nickname) this question:
” How can we foster the encounter of people with Jesus Christ?”
Lewis answers: You can’t lay down any pattern for God. There are many different ways of bringing people in his kingdom, even some ways that I especially dislike! I have therefore to be cautious in my judgment. But we can block it in many ways. as Christians we are tempted to make unneccesary concessions to those outside the faith. We give in too much. Now I don’t mean that we should run the risk of making a nuisance of ourselves by witnessing at improper times, but there comes a time when we must show that we disagree. We must show our Christians colors, if we are to be true to Jesus Christ. We cannot remain silent or concede everything away. There is a character in one of my children’s stories named Aslan, who says, ” I never tell anyone any story except his own.” I cannot speak for the way God deals with others; I only know how he deals with me personally. Of course, we are to pray for spiritual awakening, and in various ways we can do something toward it. But we must remember that neither Paul nor Apollos gives the increase. As Charles Williams once said, ” The altar must often be built in one place so that the fire may come down in another place.”
Mr. Lewis is a wise man. He says that ” the great thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years.”
We each have a story to tell-our own personal walk with Christ. Are we telling it? Are we at our posts living each day to the fullest?
Are we planning our future on earth or in heaven? Let’s live our life on earth with the promise of heaven…walk this way and I’ll show you how to do it…
Enter the wardrobe!