“Remember the signs.” In C. S. Lewis’ Narnian chronicle “The Silver Chair,” Aslan tasks Eustace and Jill with finding a lost prince. To guide them he gives them a list of instructions—or signs—for them to commit to memory. Their success depends on it.
Lewis made all of his tales from Narnia, including this quest, an allegory about the Christian life. Christ-followers are to seek the lost as part of joining God’s great story to restore all things. But we’re useless in this task if we don’t remember the guidance God gives us in His Word.
This story from “The Silver Chair” should encourage us all to encourage our kids to memorize Scripture. But how about you? Colossians 3:16 talks about the Word of Christ dwelling in us richly. Well, is it? Is it more and more? As we learn from Jill Pole, it’s not too late to remember the signs, and to obey them.
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