Thursday, October 23, 2008

You do not yet look so happy as I mean you to be


The above is something Aslan said to the children in The Chronicles of Narnia. If you are familiar with these books at all Aslan is the Christ figure in them. If you have not read them I would HIGHLY suggest it. I read them a few years ago and fell absolutely in love with them. Anyway, I was listening to a talk tonight on BYU TV and this idea really struck a chord with me. I believe that must be how Christ feels. Christ wants all the happiness and joy we can and can't imagine for ourselves. I have been struggling a bit lately as I think most people must at times with roller coaster emotions. I don't think it's so much actual depression as just feeling overwhelmed, a bit inadequate, tired. Anyway, what a statement of hope. I often let my life get very crowded with things that don't matter. It's like I'm carrying a load of rocks in a backpack on a journey to nowhere. But if we can clear that away, let Christ change us, what happiness there must be in store.

Well, I know this is a pretty personal post...but I won't apologize for it as I normally would. I wanted to share this as I think it's a message we need to be reminded of more often, especially in the world of uncertainty, evil and trial we live in.  With that, I will say good night, and unfortunately go back to cleaning...

7 comments:

Lara said...

Love everything CS Lewis wrote. That is a wonderful quote, and one we could all do to remember, along with "Men are that they might have joy." Much of that joy can come from within us when we let Christ in. Thanks for the reminder.

Kate said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I too have found and felt much in the Narnia chronicles.

Andrea said...

Thank you for sharing!

Shanna said...

I loved your post. I too think that when we let Christ in (it seems to come and go--at least for me) and do what He wants for us, that we really do feel buoyed up and feel more peace. Life is Hard sometimes. I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing!

Rae said...

Thanks for sharing--and I get that feeling often, too, that I'm not even near the happiness I know is in store for me. (Whether it's because of my own shortcomings or external influences.) I have been trying to find more joy in the everyday stuff, so your post is surprisingly applicable to what I'm feeling lately! Thanks!

C'est Moi said...

Hey Kristy - This post meant a lot to me -.

You are an amazing woman and leader.

Rachel said...

I saw the pictures on Lara blog and wanted to check it out. It was something I really needed today, THANK YOU.