Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Our Day today
We went to see the new movie in the Narnia series today, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We were very impressed. They never really truly follow the book, which is a mystery to me. But if you have ever watched the BBC versions (which we do enjoy by the way) it would make for a very long movie. It almost seems like they read the book word for word in them.
Even with all of the differences it was still an amazing movie, especially the end. Spoiler warning here- When they come to Aslan's country and he tells them that he will always be watching over them, and in their country he is known by a different name and they will call on him by that new name. I was hoping they would come right out and say Jesus, but they didn't. I'm just pleased it was in there too. Here is what the book says:
"It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?"
"But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan.
"Are-are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund.
"I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This is the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there."
The girls and I talked about that for a little bit. We are so thankful to know him. How much our lives have changed (Tim and I). When we think of our lives before, how it seems like other people lived them. Nothing better could ever happen to anyone at anytime ever than knowing Jesus.
I cried like crazy. So did Amber. She's 10 and that doesn't really make me feel that much better. But I always cry. I cry on Meet the Robinson's, Up, Lion King, Annabelle's Wish...let's just say I cry alot.
On the way to the movies we bumped a little KJ-52, the girls got it for Christmas. It's funny how many people looked at me like a deadbeat mom or something for bumpin with the kids in the car. I know that they don't know it's Christian music. It was just funny to see Granny shake her head in despair at me.
Oh well, I mean honestly who cares. I have a bumper sticker that says Jesus loves me and my tatoos. I was a little nervous of how people might look at me in our homeschool group. (FYI-Tim has tatoos, not me). It is an awesome bumper sticker. We also have one that says my daddy is in love with my teacher, and has homeschooling stuff on it. So here is the Jesus loves me, homeschool mom with tatoos, bumping rap. Yep. That sums me up!