Lucy + Aslan
I was just watching Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. If you can remember, there is a part in that movie (not too far from the beginning) where Lucy believes she sees Aslan across the way. That part has always struck me, for some reason. I don't know if it's because there is a subliminal message there, or a subconscious meaning that I have yet to conceptualize. But something in depth is definitely there that I have always wanted to get to the bottom of.
I have always been curious as to why no one else could see Aslan-just Lucy. It strikes me as something we as humans do a lot of when someone believes in something that is explainable. We deny its existence, its presence. In the case for Christ, much like Aslan, it is typical for one of us to have the faith to believe in what cannot be seen or experienced physically, while others try to defile our beliefs and make us doubt (much like what Peter and Susan and the dwarf did).
I love movies that are peppered with symbolic meaning. And that little part in Prince Caspian makes me always smile in regards to the fact that while others tried to discourage Lucy, she continued to hold onto her faith and belief that she did see Aslan and that he was there. And while she did not completely follow through with her belief that he still existed (and didn't cross the invisible bridge) in the beginning, Lucy's faith grew as time waned on into the hours that closed on the upcoming battle.
We as Christians are called to serve, love, and have faith in the Lord. Yet that can, in this day and age-with the media and everything else anti-christian-really impact our influence and leave our faith haggard. It's difficult to live a constantly fruitful and faith-filled life with those around us why try to defy out efforts and discourage us.
But like Lucy, we must stick to our guns, brush off the attacks and trudge on. We can't let others affect our beliefs and/or faith. If we did that, then how effective would we be as disciples of Christ and personal believers of the One true God?
John 15:19- states that no matter how much we try to convince the world of our faith and beliefs and make them love and accept us, we will never suceed, because :"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."
I know I might have totally confused you all. But I know what I am trying to say. If you can get anything out of this, bless you. But don't mind my ramblings. They're just me!