We all crave to live with real wonder, in harmony with the Deeper Magic. Aren’t you weary of a lesser magic? … a magic which deceives, drawing us into a death spiral.
It means that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards. (C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
Yes, there is a Deep Magic which has most things under its spell. The White Witch had a right to kill traitors to the true Kingdom. What the Witch doesn’t know is that a deeper magic is written over all things.
It’s this deeper magic that we want …
The deeper magic was if a willing victim, one who had not betrayed the Kingdom, would offer himself for a traitor, Death itself would be overcome. The Lion—Aslan—the incarnation of Jesus Christ, sacrificed himself in the place of Edmund, a type of Adam and the human race.
The Table cracked and the curse of winter was broken.
The deeper magic calls to us
G.K. Chesterton wrote of our divine discontent:
“We have come to the wrong star … That is what makes life at once so splendid and so strange. The true happiness is that we don’t fit. We come from somewhere else. We have lost our way …”
Life. Both splendid and strange. The tension calls us to the deeper magic. There is a True North, a star which leads us to Aslan …
Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:1-2).
Will you purse the deeper magic? See the curse of winter broken in your life this Christmas.
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