Always Winter, Never Christmas

Today’s blog is written by my friend Leslie Eichhorn is married to her college sweetheart, Christian, and is mom to 3 little ones who always keep life interesting.  In her spare time, you can find her nose in a book or her eye behind a camera.

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In The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, one of the children meets a fawn named Mr. Tumnus when she first enters Narnia.  Mr. Tumnus tells her about the reign of the White Witch (the current ruler in Narnia):

“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!”

As I read this to my five-year-old daughter, she was shocked.  

“Mommy, if there’s no Christmas, then Jesus can’t be born!  Then there can’t be Easter.  And if there’s no Jesus…we’re lost.”  My heart both swelled and ached at my little one’s insight.

As I write, it is almost the end of February.  Winter has long overstayed its welcome.  I look out my window and see grey and brown trees, a grey sky, and brown grass.  No signs of life.

Then…

Just when I think winter will never end, spring creeps in – crocuses break through the frozen ground.  Buds on the trees bloom.  Birds sing, bees buzz and the world comes back to life, just as our Savior Jesus did.  Praise God!

When Narnia’s savior, Aslan the Lion, returns to Narnia, everyone notices the snow melting and spring returns.  “Aslan’s on the move!” announces Mr. Beaver.

And so is Jesus. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16

~ Leslie

CALLING

If you’re a follower of Jesus, think back to a time before you followed Him.  How different would your life be today without Him? Thank Him for His great love!  If you don’t follow Jesus yet, think through why that might be the case. Pick up a Bible, and ask God to show you who He is and how much He loves you.

Nancy Hicks