It’s been a while since our last blog, due to Thanksgiving and the Holiday season. This week we are reviewing chapter 13 in, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time.
Have you ever been afraid? I know I have been scared many times in my life because I scare quite easily. I’m terrified of snakes, the way they move and slither and flick their tongues creeps me out. I also fall for every jump scare in any movie and have been known to jump at anyone I’m not expecting. So I’ve experienced my fair share of fear, but I don’t think I’ve felt true fear, like the kind that Edmund experiences in this chapter.
The White Witch decides to kill Edmund to prevent the prophecy from coming true. Edmund is ultimately rescued before he can be killed but then the witch comes to Aslan’s camp and demands that Aslan hand Edmund back to the witch because of the old magic.
But ultimately Aslan works out a deal and steps in and saves Edmund. We might not find ourselves in Edmund’s life threatening situation in our every day lives, but we do end up in scary places sometimes. Maybe it’s having to move to a new school or work full of people you don’t know, perhaps you lost a grandparent or a loved one, or maybe you just feel a little lonely or left out lately. All these and many more are challenges we all face at different points in life and it’s hard to know what to do in these situations.
Perhaps like Edmund we should turn to Aslan who saves Edmund not once but twice, though not without a cost. But who is the Aslan in our lives, I know He is in my life but is he in yours? That’s something that you have to choose yourself.
Family Questions: spend a few moments discussing the following questions together as a family.
What are you most scared of?
Who or what is Aslan in your life?