The Magician’s Nephew

I finished the Harry Potter audio books last week, and chose Narnia as my next adventure :) With my time in commute each day, I already finished the first book: The Magician’s Nephew. This time through, I enjoyed (my HWN today) one conversation in particular. Fledge, the flying horse, was on a journey with Digory and Poly. The horse was able to eat grass, but the children were starving, with nothing to eat…

Polly and Digory stared at one another in dismay.

“Well, I do think someone might have arranged about our meals,” said Digory.

“I’m sure Aslan would have, if you’d asked him,” said Fledge.

Wouldn’t he know without being asked?” said Polly.

I’ve no doubt he would,” said the Horse (still with his mouth full). “But I’ve a sort of idea he likes to be asked.

Aslan, representing Christ of course, likes to be asked when He blesses His children. Why would Christ want us to ask? The thoughts that came to my mind were that “I liked to be asked to do things” … in fact, “I’m often annoyed when people expect me to do things without asking.” I don’t think Christ wants us to ask Him for things so He can avoid being annoyed, but I know I also liked being asked and thanked. I think Christ wants us to be able to recognize where our blessings and answers come from, and to return our gratitude to Him afterwards :)



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