The name of my blog “Beyond the Shadowlands” is a reference to CS Lewis’s The Great Divorce. The “shadowlands” is a term Lewis invented to describe the world as we know it. Lewis explained that while the earth contained elements of heaven, it was a shadow of its true glory. Heaven was like earth unblemished from sin. In The Last Battle (The 7th and Final book in The Chronicles of Narnia series) Narnia is destroyed and all those who followed Aslan entered heaven which looked like Narnia only more. The new residents found that their five senses were all heightened, colors became more vibrant, food become more luscious, smells became more intoxicating, energy became boundless, Narnia grew. The Narnia they once knew was now oddly familiar and strangely alien all at once. They realized that all along that the Narnia they once knew was just a reflection, a shadow, of the true reality they lived in now.
In this blog I hope to to discover glimpses of eternity in my musings. I hope to strike at the truth contained under the veil of sin in this world. Though darkness shrouds our minds and hearts, God has provided us everything we need to follow him.
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. -2 Peter 1:3
I hope you will join with me in discovering what is beyond the shadowlands so that we may live full, abundant lives and reflect the light of Christ.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. -1 Peter 2:9