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Perhaps you have heard of the upcoming movie The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It’s a wonderful story written by CS Lewis, one of the sharpest Christian thinkers of the 20th century.

The wardrobe mentioned in the title is a large walk-in closet in an old house owned by an old and quirky professor. Four children, taking refuge from the air raids in Britain in World War II, stumble upon this wardrobe. Now, from the outside it’s an ordinary-looking device for holding coats.

However, as the children stumble upon its properties, they discover it’s actually a doorway to another world. This other world, called Narnia, is inhabited by all sorts of creatures, some good, some bad.

But this world has a problem. Even though it’s technically owned by the great lion Aslan, it’s currently run by the White Witch. This witch keeps a tight reign over the creatures living in Narnia, and she keeps in the land in perpetual winter. What’s worse, it’s always winter, and never Christmas. It is a bleak place. By and by the children discover the roles they will have to play in this land. It’s a wonderful tale.

Now, what’s neat about this story is that it reminds us that there is more to this world than what we can see, too. The Bible talks about the unseen world in 2 Corinthians 4:18. In fact, the unseen world is more real than what we see. In this unseen world, that few ever become aware of except in glimpses (Philip Yancey called them...

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