Leaving Childish Things Behind

A child in one of the Narnia books, Digory, at this point in the story, had brought about much disaster for Aslan and his freshly created Narnia. But he had to ask. In fact, he thought for a second that he might attempt to make a deal with Aslan. But quickly Digory realized the Lion was not the sort of person with which one could try to make bargains.

“Please—Mr. Lion—Aslan, Sir?” said Digory working up the courage to ask. “Could you—may I—please, will you give me some magic fruit of this country to make my mother well?”

C.S. Lewis then recounts, “Up till then the child had been looking at the lion’s great front feet and the huge claws on them. Now in his despair he looked up at his face. And what he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and wonder of wonders great shining tears stood in the lion’s eyes. They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory’s own that for a moment he felt as if the lion must really be sorrier about his mother than he was himself.”

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and loveand the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13: 11-13 NLT

I am praying for you that you will have a deeper understanding and awareness of His love because there nothing more beautiful than that. Filled with His love, in the Name of Jesus. Just resting in arms of your Abba Father. Justified because of what Jesus has done for us.

I love how passionate you are. You inspire me. You are one the bravest people I know. You are an incredible friend. You are smart and have a really refreshing perspective. I enjoy listening to you speak.

Just to know You
Is all I’m really after
Just to be known by You
To behold You
And draw a little closer
Just to be held by You.

Again and again, You have my attention
Until the end, You have my affection
Forever, I will come
For no other reason
But You and You alone
For no other reason

Just to see You
To look upon Your beauty
I live for this one thing
Captivated
My heart in awe and wonder
I live to see Your face.

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