QUOTES

Q: What is the chief end of man?

A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
— Westminster Shorter Catechism
You see, sin had come into God’s perfect world And it would never leave. God’s children would be always running away from him and hiding in the dark. Their hearts would break now, and never work properly again.

God couldn’t let his children live forever, not in such pain, not without him. There was only one way to protect them.“You will have to leave the Garden now,” God told his children, his eyes filling with tears. “This is no longer your true home, it’s not the place for you anymore.”
— Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible
Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth ‘thrown in’: aim at Earth and you will get neither.
— C.S. Lewis
It is as hard to explain how this sunlit land was different from the old Narnia as it would be to tell you how the fruits of that country taste. Perhaps you will get some idea of it if you think like this. You may have been in a room in which there was a window that looked out on a lovely bay of the sea or a green valley that wound away among mountains. And in the wall of that room opposite to the window there may have been a lookingglass. And as you turned away from the window you suddenly caught sight of that sea or that valley, all over again, in the looking glass. And the sea in the mirror, or the valley in the mirror, were in one sense just the same as the real ones: yet at the same time they were somehow different - deeper, more wonderful, more like places in a story: in a story you have never heard but very much want to know. The difference between the old Narnia and the new Narnia was like that. The new one was a deeper country: every rock and flower and blade of grass looked as if it meant more. I can’t describe it any better than that: if ever you get there you will know what I mean.

It was the Unicorn who summed up what everyone was feeling. He stamped his right fore-hoof on the ground and neighed, and then cried: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. The reason why we loved the old Narnia is that it sometimes looked a little like this...Come further up, come further in!”

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And as He [Aslan] spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read; which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.
— C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

OTHER REFERENCES


SONGS

Advent Choir: Joy to the World & Silent Night

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O Come All Ye Faithful

Hark the Herald Angels Sing