I am overwhelmed with grief at the seemingly impossible state of affairs manifesting in our nation and the world today. How far our founding landmarks have been removed! I’ve watched them be systematically replaced with evil substitutes over my lifetime of close to six decades long. I see human hearts and minds sent strong delusions, believing lies, calling right wrong and wrong right, and a host of other travesties the Bible warns us about in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV:
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
All I know to do is to pray. But my prayer is reduced to a waterfall of tears. Words are choked back by sobs. I feel helpless and alone facing the mountains. So, I cry out my complaint to the Lord.
“Who am I, Lord? I am helpless to make a difference. What can I do? I’m just a tiny little mouse in this big scary scheme of things. It’s all so dark and impossible.” I’m blubbering by this time.
Thankfully, our blubbering is not a bother to God. In fact, it is the passkey to open the door to His many mercies and grace in our time of need.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 12:14-16 NKJV
“Yes,” a commanding Voice whispers in my spirit. “You are a mouse. And you are many.”
In that instant, I see . . . mice. Scurrying. On a mission . . .
CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON ABOVE to hear the rest of the story featuring dramatizations from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.
Click on the AUGUST 2016 issue of Ruby for Women below and turn to page 40 to read along with the full story!
Then, be sure to linger through this issue for more inspirational writing from our Ruby Writers!
I highly recommend the prolific works of C. S. Lewis. His books are classics, revealing biblical truths with powerful reasoning and lucid explanations, both directly in his non-fiction writings, and metaphorically in his fiction—specifically The Chronicles of Narnia series.
Today’s story is drawn from the first of those books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, where we first meet Aslan as a type of Christ, painting a dynamic picture of the plan of salvation and elements of the spiritual battle taking place behind the scenes.
Two great resources to further your understanding of Lewis as a writer include his own Letters to Children where he answers their questions about the Narnia books. In addition, many writers have drawn out the principles explored in the series. One of my favorites is by Kathryn Lindskoog: Journey into Narnia.
Do you have a favorite devotional study guide to the Narnia series?
How does seeing yourself as a mouse nibbling away at binding circumstances through prayer give you hope that the roar of the Lion of Judah may be released to work His will and wonders in dark and difficult times?
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