Disciplined by Your Sin
Series The Path of Sin
If you've read C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, you will recall the book The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader. It details the journeys of a ship called the Dawn Treader as it travels east to Aslan's country. At one point, the Dawn Treader enters into a dark void, which is an allegory for sin. Here, no lights could be seen, no stars, moon, sun... anything. And in this dark void of sin, they discover an Island where all dreams come true.
At first the ship-mates were thrilled. For those who always dreamt of being rich, just thinking it would make it true. For those who always longed for the return of a loved one, well... that too would become a reality if they only dreamt it. But then Lord Rhoop, who had been stranded on the Island and recently delivered, responded this way:
“Fools!... That is the sort of talk that bought me here, and I'd better have been drowned or never born. Do you hear what I say? This is where dreams- dreams, do you understand- come to life, come real. Not daydreams: dreams.”
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|Nov 5, 2006
|Sunday - AM
|1 Samuel 8:18-22