Written by Gary Taylor
I was fascinated to learn of C.S. Lewis’ creative process when he wrote “The Chronicles of Narnia.” This is what he said:
“All my seven Narnian books began with seeing pictures in my head. [The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe] began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself: ‘Let's try to make a story about it.’ At first I had very little idea how the story would go. But then suddenly Aslan came bounding into it…once He was there He pulled the whole story together.”
“Suddenly Aslan came bounding in.” (In case you are not familiar with his series of Narnia books, Aslan is a lion who represents Christ.)
C.S. Lewis paints such a beautiful picture of what each of us crave: That Jesus would suddenly come bounding into our story. Jesus’ presence is not just a key to the creative process, it’s the key to experiencing fulfillment in our work, love in our homes, and care for our neighbors. When Jesus comes bounding in, He changes everything. Just as Aslan redeemed an icy and fallen Narnia, Jesus bounding into every scene of your life melts what has numbed you, and redeems your fallenness.
The story of Central Christian Church is nearing a new, exciting chapter. Our Search Team will be prayerfully seeking God’s will regarding our next Lead Pastor. I’m very excited to see who God will choose as our next Lead Pastor. I’m not only praying for our future, I am praying for us right here and now. Join me in praying that Jesus will suddenly come bounding into our story, into our worship services, into our youth and children’s ministries.
Once Jesus comes bounding in, He will pull our whole story together.