A New Friendship

December 6, 2017 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Tags: Life at the Cross

Last night I concluded a six-week series on The Life & Work of C.S. Lewis: The Magic Never Ends! It was immensely rewarding. For nearly 30 years, he has had a profound impact on my life. I have lost count of the books, DVD’s and movies that I have come across. No matter how much I learned it always left me with more questions. Questions that went beyond the books that only those close to him could answer. For many years, I always hoped that I could one day communicate with his stepson Douglas Gresham. He is so sought after that I knew this to be an impossibility but it did not keep me from trying. Therefore, you can imagine my surprise when a few weeks ago he heard of my series through a mutual friend and contacted me. A new friendship began and questions I have had for all these years were suddenly answered. I wonder if it will be like this when we get to the City of God, and all our questions that have weighed on us suddenly answered in a moment with Him.

It was fitting and proper that we ended the series with a reading from the last paragraph of the last book in The Chronicles of Narnia. It was read to our Church by Douglas Gresham himself (Click here to listen). It speaks of the hope and the excitement that awaits each one of us in that celestial city, the City of God. Whenever that is, I long to get there.

All these great people died in faith. They did not get the things that God promised his people, but they saw them coming far in the future and were glad… they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.                                                                                                    Hebrews 11:13-14

 

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Douglas Gresham Cover