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As I was growing up one of my favourite books was ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.’ I can’t wait for 9 December 2005 when the new film hits our screens! (UK)


Early on in the book I remember that Lucy finds her way to a fantasy world called Narnia. She meets a fawn called Tumnus, and while Lucy and Tumnus talk in his cave, Tumnus explains that the reason it’s so cold and dreary is because of the evil Queen.


“Who is she?” asks Lucy.

Tumnus replies: “Why, it is she that has got all Narnia under her thumb. It’s she that makes it always winter. Always winter and never Christmas; think of that!”


But there is Good News! All is not lost! Aslan (the Lion who created Narnia) returns to fight for the land and the people he loves. Aslan returns to Narnia to set free the people who live there.


It’s a great story! I loved the book and I can’t wait for the film!


But why did C.S. Lewis write it? He once said that it “is the best art form for something you have to say.”


I know lots of people for whom life seems cold and dreary, always winter and never Christmas.


…people for whom life seems dark and hopeless.


I also know that Jesus is the Light of the world! On one occasion Jesus said, “I have come into the world as a light, so that no-one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” (John 12: 46)


In Narnia, when Aslan was around, the snow began to melt, there were Christmas celebrations, winter turned to spring; laughter and fun returned to Narnia!

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