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November 22, 1963: Not What You Thought

ABOVE: It is understandable that Lewis' death was overshadowed. Yet, he made headlines in heaven that very day and continues to do so today.

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PORTAL: A doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and imposing one. METAPHOR-DU-JOUR: Giving Thanks

Continuing on a quest to unveil thankfulness, I noticed the calendar’s date popping out on me for it was the very day of the graduation of C.S. Lewis.

He was the giant of the 20th Century and his faithfulness, brilliance, cleverness, creativity and character-arc that only God could have written now propels his popularity in the 21st Century.

It is not the idiom, “The artist is only famous after his death.” Lewis was well-known during his life. It is more that his swimming upstream against the tide of the 1900’s elevation of humanism over The One who created humans made his intellectual muscles stronger than if he was doing the backstroke down a lazy river.

It was as if he was the unsuspecting prophet. He couldn’t have known just how much more the tide would try to dredge up every form of guile against Christianity in the century after his death.

But here we are. His works were prepared ahead and those of us who live and breathe in this day and age must thank God on the day of his death that the Oxford and Cambridge professor paid attention to his heavenly Teacher and voraciously took notes in the classroom of life and that those scribblings have now been entrusted to us.

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: The author’s life is the tell-“tale” as much as the weight of his or her works.

I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.”…You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. Ezekiel 3:9 NIV, 2 Corinthians 3:2,3 KJV


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