Countdown to Caspian – Day 9 (Aslan’s Guidance)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian opens in theaters on Friday, May 16. In order to whet your appetite, I am counting down the fifteen days to the movie by sharing a favorite selection from each of the fifteen chapters of C. S. Lewis’ masterful book, Prince Caspian. (Warning: Plot spoilers ahead! But if you haven’t read the book, you should really read it before going to see the movie anyways!) Here goes — let’s count down to Caspian!

From Chapter 9: What Lucy Saw

“Look! Look! Look! cried Lucy.

“Where? What?” asked everyone.

“The Lion,” said Lucy. “Aslan himself. Didn’t you see?” Her face had changed completely and her eyes shone.

“Do you really mean — ” began Peter.

“Where did you think you saw him? asked Susan.

“Don’t talk like a grown-up,” said Lucy, stamping her foot. I didn’t think I saw him. I saw him.”

“Where, Lu? asked Peter.

“Right up there between those mountain ashes. No, this side of the gorge. And up, not down. Just the opposite of the way you want to go. And he wanted us to go where he was — up there.”

“How do you know that was what he wanted?” asked Edmund.

“He — I — I just know,” said Lucy, “by his face.”

The others all looked at each other in puzzled silence.

Thoughts:  The children get lost on their way to the Stone Table. They come to a precipice by a gorge and have to decide whether to go up or down. Just as they are about to go down, Lucy spots Aslan. She is convinced that Aslan wants them to go up, but the others are not so sure. How do you know when God is speaking to you? How do you know when God is speaking to someone else? You don’t always know. Using wisdom from God’s Word as your guide, sometimes the best you can do is pray about it and then make your decision in faith moving forward. Don’t worry, God will take care of you. It is more important to trust God than your ability to discern his will in a particular situation. (Thoughts? Comments? Do you have a favorite scene or quote from chapter nine?)

All the Countdown Posts:  Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

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