Sermon Illustrations

"’What’s that?’ said Lucy, clutching Susan’s arm. ’I - I feel afraid to turn around,’ said Susan; ’something awful is happening.’

The rising of the sun had made everything look so different - all colours and shadows were changed - that for a moment they didn’t see the important thing. Then they did. The Stone Tablet was broken into two pieces by a great crack that ran down it from end to end, and there was no Aslan."(Lion, Witch and Wardrobe - Pg. 184 - Harper Row)

So, in Chronicles of Narnia, "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe," the great Aslan, lover, defender and King, is dead. The girls, Lucy and Susan, are in dismay, the great Stone Tablet which could not be broken had split in two. There was no hope, no future.

That was exactly how it felt for two other women, except they were not in a fantasy world but the real one. Mary and Mary, were depressed over the death of Jesus. The lover, defender, the King of Kings had been brutally murdered. Had they known that the Temple curtain which could not been torn had split in two they would of been as afraid as Lucy and Susan. But what they saw as "something awful" God turned into something great. And the death of Christ has made everything look so different - all colours and shadows are changed. Because where there was once division there is unity, where there was once darkness there is light and most importantly, where there was once death, there is life.