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Spring Has Sprung!

Posted on: March 21, 2012

ImageThough yesterday’s calendar indicated it was the first day of spring, our neck of the woods (or desert, depending which side of the mountain you’re on) was hit by a cold wind and snow. But today is much nicer. We have a hint of sunshine; plus, crocuses and daffodils have begun to color our neighborhood.

Spring not only brings relief from long, drab winter months, but it’s also a time of renewal and re-creation, which reminds me of the original creation. In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth. And the flowers, trees and grass, and so much more.

The creation audio/visual that C.S. Lewis provides in The Magician’s Nephew is one I’ve remembered since I first read the book years ago. “In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing.” Later: “The Lion was pacing to and fro about that empty land and singing his new song … a gentle, rippling music. …As he walked and sang, the valley grew green with grass. It spread out from the Lion like a pool [and] ran up the sides of the little hills like a wave.”

There’s so much more to Lewis’s version of creation, from the making of stars to formation of the earth and filling it with good things. If you need inspiration for describing a setting or just want to get into the mood for spring, pick up a copy of Book 6 in the Chronicles of Narnia, “The Magician’s Nephew.”

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