“This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
One night I woke & the Lord spoke to me
His back it was turned, though His face I did see.
I was terrified, weak, I stood hardly a chance.
Grace it did save me, Love I did glance.
The Lord God was angry,
I’ll tell you, it’s true
His child deceived Him, worked to defeat Him.
There was no reason for me to live.
But, I did. Because –
God spoke to me, Jesus saved me, and the Holy Spirit taught me.
This is what God said:
“I gave you a heart with its own eyes to see
My Love, my Compassion, my Joy and Mercy.
But your heart it turned cold,
it turned hard,
it turned blind.
You see with your own eyes, you see with your mind.
It’s true my sweet child I drew eyes on your face
So you could see Glory all over the place
The trees and the ocean and fish in the sea
The clouds and the rainbows, a promise from me.
And I made you a heart, a place just for me
To rest in your body, to dwell peacefully
My breath sits here steadfast, unwavering, true
Waiting for you…to make a choice.
In this world I created now there’s good and there’s bad
Faith and doubt are married;
So are happy and sad
You have Free Will
You can choose right or wrong
You can look with your mind
Or see with a song
The tune that I sing
Is a song filled with Love
When this world hurts you
Look to my World above.
You’ll see Purpose, a Plan, my Will and my Hand
You’ll see people who need me, and maybe you can…give them hope.
Or you can choose when you’re hurt to turn inward, see
Many do this (you did) and never find me
They look to themselves to fix all their woes
These people, they’re sad.
Trust me, I know.
Don’t fret my dear child it’s the world you are in
It is Good, it is Good, yes!
But – it’s a world ruled by sin
Like many, you fell-
You blamed me
You cursed me,
You doubted, it’s true
But I let you because of my deep Love for you.
My Son He will save you
Restore you, grant life
My Spirit will teach you
To do what is Right.
My Son guards the door, the Sheep, and is Light
His vine, it is True,
His Way is to Life.
I need your help,” the Lord said to me,“I’ll guard you, protect you, I’ll help you be free.
But first you will help me to help others to see.
Up, get your Bible and read unto me
My Word it will heal you
My Word sets hearts free
Enter my Story,
And you’ll see the lost saved
from four days in the grave.
Enter my Story
where the blind come to see,
where water’s made wine
And a boy is set free.
There’s multiplied bread,
Who were under the curse
Like them, now you’re pulled in.
I’ll cleanse you with Water
I’ll fill you with Wine
My Wind is my Spirit
You’ll heal in my Time
I’ll mold you and shape you
My Will will be yours
I’ll open a place to my house –
The front door.
Seek me and find me
I’ll give you the keys
When people are hurting and broken and need
You’ll show them my Way, my Will and my Plan
You’ll teach in my absence I am holding their hand
You’ll open the door to their hearts as I did
On this night when you almost died but now live
Your faith it did save you
My Grace saved your soul
You have scars now, you’re wounded, but I’ll make you whole.
As you open one door to another you’ll see
Christ’s Love, Compassion, Joy and Mercy
Your eyes will return to your heart bit by bit
Then one day with my people in a New Heaven you’ll sit
It will not be easy
And you won’t want to go
Down this path that I’ll show you
A path that’s narrow
You’ll hurt more and you’ll grieve
For a life left behind
This path is not easy
This path that is mine
But you have tools that I gave you
Now don’t you forget:
My Word is a Lamp unto your feet
My church is a place that my people will meet
Hold their hands and their hearts like I did to you
Befriend them and help them, their faith will heal you
My people are special, they hold all my Gifts
I’ll even show some that it’s you who uplifts
Pray and remember that even in flight
I am holding you tightly with all of my Might
I sent you away from my nest, yes, “Good Bye”
But I trust you and know you will live by my Guide
Music will be a place to restore
Your soul will have flight and will sing ever more
When you worship the Lord with your heart, soul and mind
Peace you will know, my Love you will find
Be still, and know that you’re mine.
(Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”)
Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963. Mere Christianity: A Revised and Amplified Edition, With a New Introduction, of the Three Books, Broadcast Talks, Christian Behaviour, and Beyond Personality. 1st HarperCollins ed. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2001. Lewis writes,
“If you are looking for something super-personal, something more than a person, then it is not a question of choosing between the Christian idea and the other ideas. The Christian idea is the only one on the market.” He goes on, “I warned you that Theology is practical. The whole purpose for which we exist is to be thus taken into the life of God.”