On Friday, my mom and I took Jacob and Jaden (the two oldest) to see The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Barter Theater while my mother-in-law watched James and Jayla (the two littlest ones) for me. We love visiting the Barter. We have never watched a bad performance there, and this play was no exception. We all really enjoyed it. Jacob had just finished reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, so I thought this would be a great opportunity for him (he thought so, too)!
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is included in the Chronicles of Narnia series written by C.S. Lewis. Not too long ago, I saw The Chronicles of Narnia for sale on christianbook.com. I wondered why they were selling this series on a Christian website. I remembered reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a child, but I didn’t remember any Christian concepts in the book. After watching the play as an adult, I now know why they have this series on christianbook.com. I discovered that C.S. Lewis wrote The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as an allegory. The characters are used to represent different people from the Bible and the story line represents different Biblical events and truths. It was so easy for me to pick out all of the Christian symbols while I was watching the play. Every time I would pick up on the symbolism, it actually gave me chills. While we were on intermission, I asked Jaden who Aslan (the lion) represents and who the White Witch represents. She answered quickly by saying, the lion is Jesus and the White Witch is the devil. After watching the play, she said, “The devil knew Jesus, but Jesus killed him.”
Lucy and her brothers and sister learned a very important truth in the play that we can all benefit from, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God!” Ephesians 2:8 It was so glorifying to see how Jesus died to save us from an eternity in Hell. It was even more amazing to see Him rise again. But, the best part was watching Him return as it is stated in Revelation and defeat evil once and for all. Hallelujah and Amen! What a glorious day that will be.