Someone (I suspect my Chalcedon mentor, Martin Selbrede) has sent me a book by Christiana Hale (Hail, Christ?)–Deeper Heaven: A Reader’s Guide to C.S. Lewis’ Ransom Trilogy. I’ve already begun to read it. There is profound wisdom here–one might almost say “intimidating” wisdom.
I want to be a servant of the Lord; but my sins, my worries, my fears, and my inborn limitations hold me back. Lewis based his Ransom Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength) on the medieval model of the universe, which our modern Science says is simply not true. I mean, how could anyone believe in that? But Truth goes way beyond just “facts.” So does C.S. Lewis.
The Truth is that God Himself, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Second Person of the Holy Trinity, came to be born–incarnated–here, on Earth; and died, and was resurrected, here. He did it to save us, to pay the ransom for our sins. And it’s simply not possible that He did this in vain.
I stand in awe of this. The material that I ignored as twaddle is really of critical importance. It’ll take me some time to understand this. I have to read more, pray more, study the Bible more, before I can write any more about it.
But we do have this: God’s Word never returns to Him unfulfilled. Never.