You don’t think the Devil can talk you into Hell? He talked angels out of Heaven!
When Frodo and Sam left the safety of The Shire, their perilous mission was to destroy the One Ring in the fires of Mt. Doom located in the dark and deadly land of Mordor. Throughout their journey they battled sinister and terrifying enemies…and suffered the loss of several close friends along the way. But their resolve eventually brought them to Mt. Doom, and after a climactic fight with the treacherous Gollum, the ring was finally swallowed up by the heaving volcano. Middle Earth was safe…but the two tiny heroes weren’t!
When she was 17 years old, Joni Eareckson dove into some water after misjudging its depth. The miscalculation left her paralyzed from the shoulders down and in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. She knew this handicap might cause her to miss out on some things in life.
She didn’t know that it might cause her to miss out in church, as well.
- C. S. LewisChristiansCreationDesireExpectationsHeavenHopeHumansPurposeQuotesRealityReasonSatisfaction
C.S. Lewis lived during a tough period in mankind’s history, the First and Second World Wars. All of Europe was thrown into suffering, and Mr. Lewis’ tragedy was compounded even further after the death of his beloved wife, Joy. But the famous atheist-turned-Christian-author never gave up hope.
And maybe that’s why his teachings on hope have helped so many others, decades later.