I was reading a book with my daughter yesterday. We have been working our way through The Chronicles of Narnia series and we’re on the last book, entitled The Last Battle. In chapter 13, Lewis describes “how the dwarves refuse to be taken in.” In the briefest of nutshells, the reader watches the tragedy of these stubborn dwarves, faced with the reality of Aslan before their very eyes, missing the fullness of his reality and the offerings of paradise. They don’t want to fall victim to anyone’s manipulations, so in their lack of belief in anything but their version of reality they miss out. The Narnian kings and queens watch in dismay as these dwarves think they are stuck in the confines of a smelly stable, when in actuality there is vast beauty and the beginning’s of Aslan’s country.
As I was considering my day just now, I noticed myself slipping into dwarf-think. Like the dwarves, I was about to get stuck in a smelly stable. I looked at my jam packed teaching schedule, with no room for wiggle or breaks, and found myself feeling stressed. The bitterness of lack of time and space began to cloud me and it’s not even 9am! So, my prayer for the day is to remember that I am part of Christ’s kingdom and His kingdom knows no bounds. I can find refuge in the vastness of His reality and live there, or I can choose to be stuck in small places. With that in mind, I figured I needed to blog. No time like the present to dwell in kairos (God’s time), rather than chronos (the ticking clock.) I needed to stick it to the prince of this world by choosing to live into God’s bigger space. God gave me big thoughts in the midst of this crowded day that needed to be shared – for my sake and possibly someone else’s. Have a great day, friends.