Saturday, January 28
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately…I really wanna to go back to school come June.
The great CS Lewis knew what he was doing when he wrote all 7 books of Chronicles of Narnia. I read all seven books within one week last year. Yep, one book per day. I got so into the series that I named my iPod after one of the characters—Polly. And just last week, I got to see “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, the 2nd book in the series, which actually, is the first book he wrote. Lewis happened to write a prequel to that to explain how the Land of Narnia came about.
Reading those books made me even prouder to be a Christian. The Biblical symbolisms are very much evident, that is, if you know your Bible. Watching the movie made me remember of how God creative is, was, and will forever be, and this creativity He bestows upon writers like CS Lewis.
The teachings were so clear in the series that Christians could easily identify. Most obvious of which is the story of Salvation. In The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Aslan sacrificed it-himself to save Edmund from the White Witch. In reality, Jesus Christ died on the cross to save mankind from eternal damnation. Edmund Pevensie represents the whole of humanity as fallen from grace…as sinners. The White Witch of course is the Enemy, so cruel and so deceiving. Aslan, a lion, a perfect allegory to Jesus’ Lion of Judah’ is seen as someone so great, revered by all, and feared by The Witch. The Enemy here, The Witch, is beautiful because that’s what the devil can be and can do…he can deceive man into thinking that all things beautiful are good…that a good and abundant life is possible if you lean on the “best side”. Satan is like that, deceitful at all times. He lures God’s people to his side by offering a lot of seemingly ‘good’ things in the world. Remember what he did in beginning? Satan, in the form of a serpent, tricked Eve into partaking of the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.
Peter Pevensie, the eldest of the four siblings, reminded me of Peter the Rock. In the New Testament, Jesus once said to Peter that He will be a ‘rock’ and upon it He’ll build His church. Aslan’s death reminded me of Jesus’ suffering before he was nailed on the Cross. The Lion’s dramatic death is similar to how it was written in the Bible. And the line “It is finished”…perfected the scene.
This is just one book I am discussing. Just imagine the wonders you can read on many levels in other CS Lewis’ works. The rest of the book in the Chronicles of Narnia Series, speak of many teachings. From “The Magician’s Nephew” about the Creation to the “The Last Battle” of the Revelation, Clive Staples Lewis brings to the imagination of many people the life we can have in Christ as He wants us to have.
As of the moment, I am reading Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters“. I am not expecting it would become a movie because it talks about ‘hell’s latest novelties and heaven’s unanswerable answer”. So let’s just leave it that way…uhm yes, a book. I don’t think I wanna watch 2 devils exchanging letters eh?
Sunday, January 08
This day last year, two hearts became officially one. Not in marriage but in a spoken and written commitment that they will forever love one another under the influence of their Matchmaker.
The girl went to the guy’s university and surprised him. The guy, still a student, had no idea what the girl he loves was doing there. She told him she went to her alma mater to get some stuff so she decided to drop by his.
And so they went to the parking lot because the guy was so hungry and wanted to have lunch right away. But the girl stopped her love from turning the car keys, handed him the card she wrote the other night, prayed, and cried over.
Her heart was beating so hard she could have fainted. She was wearing a yellow top that day…deliberately..because she insists she is the Yellow character in Trina Paulus’ story and her beloved, Stripe.
The guy opened the card and read it slowly…heart also beating fast. He almost cried when he finally saw the words, “And now, you can finally tell the world..that your bestfriend is now your girlfriend.” He looked up and saw her showing something that says ‘yes’. He couldn’t believe what he just heard. The guy kept on asking the girl but the girl was just smiling….almost crying. They held hands and promised love for each other.
They went off to have their lunch in some restaurant. They prayed to God and thanked Him for what He’s doing and still going to do. They’ve known each other since they were kids, been bestfriends for years, and now official and can publicly say that, ‘yes, there is Josh and Reah.”
One year later, a lot has happened already. They’ve hurt each other many times, a handful of breaking-up threats, dozens of movie dates, thousands spent, shed buckets of tears, and more…but still, their undying love for each other just grows into His glory everyday.
Josh and Reah may never be the perfect couple in this lifetime but they are striving to become righteous because of their love for the Father, their families, friends, and their future. They believe that indeed, True Love Waits. That as they possibly took things in stride before there became a ‘they’…Yellow and Stripe will also wait in God’s perfect timing before they become one…and two separate beautiful butterflies…flying high under the heavens.
Saturday, January 07
It was the first time I slept through New Year’s Eve. I couldn’t control my drowsiness so I went to my room after my sister, bro-in-law, Nav, and boyfriend left. It was also the first time I spent that special event with Stripe and boy was I so glad. I like it better when we spend time together either at his place or mine. That way, we get to be with our families.
Enough. My entries lately overflow with eeecky mushiness. With what our 1st year anniversary is coming up, expect to read more about me and Josh.
So…it’s already 2006. Seems like only yesterday when people were greatly anticipating the dawn of the new millennium. And now, 6 years later..the world is still the same…only warmer, smaller, and a little bit more complicated.
Year 2005 passed by so quickly for me. A lot of good has happened but I can’t seem to say that it has been better than the past years. Though God has been especially gracious, His child is unusually feeling this way.
And so I promise to feel and do a lot better this year…to have a more positive outlook, be less evil, and be more productive, and hopefully.. generate more kaching-kaching! The Almighty Father has been missing me I know and I promise to make worship my topmost priority. I’ll make 2006 more special , make the most of my days and spend more days in His court.