Saturday, May 24, 2008

Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian - The Call

Last night, my husband and I enjoyed the new release in the Narnia series: "Prince Caspian." There were so many moments that caught my attention.

Is God still around when we can't see Him? When He doesn't swoop in and rescue us? Can we have faith like the child Lucy, trusting in God's power even when it is unseen?

What makes a good leader? Someone with experience or someone with a heart for the people? Or someone whose trust is completely in God and not in self?

My favorite moment was when Prince Caspian sees Aslan for the first time. He says he doesn't feel ready to be the king. Aslan responds, "That's how I KNOW you are ready."

The battles in this epic story are imaginary, but they represent the battles we face every day in this world. Battles for freedom and the hope of peace.

I dedicate this song to the men and women who have fought for our country bravely, trusting in something, SomeOne bigger than themselves.

15 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, this was so good Heather.

I'm looking forward to seeing this movie, it may be tonight! (yes!)

I've heard mixed reviews, and yours has been the BEST!

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

Thanks for remembering our veterans ♥

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Beautiful.

I'm looking forward to a date night with hubby to see this!

blessings,
steph.

Andrea said...

Wow - this is a great song! "I'll come back when you call me." How reassuring is that!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Love the song! And also loved your words! Thanks for sharing!

Have a blessed and safe weekend!

Mel's World said...

Utterly speechless...that was great. Thanks for sharing it with us and for the words you put with it...we are so very fortunate to be able to celebrate who God has made us to be!

Your questions have my mind racing and I know that is part of the stirring that God has been "up to" in my heart for some time now. Thanks for how you just put it out there!

Melissa

Melissa Lea said...

I can't wait to see this movie! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Our whole family saw the movie last night! The kids loved it! It's fun looking for the spiritual meaning! Thanks for your insight!

Earthmommy said...

Your message was timely and a blessing to me today. Thank you!

Shari said...

That's neat that you were able to see so many spiritual messages in the movie. I especially like your questions about leadership. Yesterday, I read about Deborah and now I'm working on posts about women in leadership. I think that a good leader is someone that is available to God, and will serve however He wants them to. That definitely takes a lot of trust in Him and denying self interests.

Amy Wyatt said...

Wasn't it a great movie! And this is a great song. So many spiritual applications. Great post!

Sheila said...

I just saw Prince Caspian a couple days ago. I too was caught by so many scenes. Particularly where Lucy finally reaches Aslan and she says she wanted to come when he called but the others didn't believe and he said something like, "Why would that stop you?"

Other people's unbelief can often seem like a good excuse (for me) not to follow God's call.

Great song too.

Happy Memorial Day
Sheila

The Olson's: said...

I saw the movie a week ago with my husband and some friends. I thoroughly enjoyed it although the ending surprised me because I haven't read the books!

I wasn't able to watch the video clip for some reason. I'm going to see if I can find it on-line.

I'm glad you enjoyed the movie, too!
~ Leanne

Amy L Brooke said...

I just saw it yesterday! Thanks for sharing this. It was really good!

lori said...

THANK you for sharing this....funny I've heard a few reviews from people who saw it....but I really TRUST yours...that is just funny...since we have never met!!:)

Maddie just finished the book....and we are all in the process of "earning" this treat!!:)

hopefully soon!!!

Thanks for posting it....
lori

Sandra said...

Hi Heather,

Thanks for sharing that clip - I loved it so much it warrants a trip to the itunes store for download.

Seeing the lion brings so much emotion to the surface for me; how clever of C.S. Lewis to use a lion, the King of the jumgle to symbolize the King of our jungle.

Blessings,
Sandra