It was fun getting back together Friday, July 17, 2020! Did you do your sea-glass vial of Lucy’s potion? The instructions and video are on our website. Several kids held theirs up to the camera during our live Zoom time for us to see them. Mrs. Taylor encouraged them to use the same technique on old jars and bottles around the house (some kids received jars in their boxes for this reason). In no time, a plain old glass bottle can be transformed into a lovely vase or votive candle holder. If you decide to do more, be sure to send us pictures of your creations.
Mrs. Taylor also reminded everyone on the live Zoom reading of the special meaning behind Lucy’s potion. In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the Pevensie children discover the world of Narnia which is described as “always winter but never Christmas” – because it is under the spell of the evil White Witch.
At one point in the book, when the children are fleeing from the White Witch, they begin to notice that Narnia is thawing and the trees are beginning to bud – a sign that the rightful king, Aslan, has come. The power of the White Witch is already weakening. To confirm that hope, the children encounter a jolly man in a sleigh who gives each of them gifts. (Can you guess who that is? They call him Father Christmas; we know him as Santa Claus. And of course Christmas is when we celebrate that the rightful king, Jesus, has come into the world.)
Father Christmas gives each of the children a special gift – which in many ways represents a gift Jesus brought His people when He came to earth. To Peter, he gives a sword and shield (which in the Bible symbolize truth and faith). To Susan, he gives an ivory horn which she should blow whenever she is in trouble (and this reminds us of the wonderful power of prayer). And to Lucy, he gives a little bottle of cordial, or potion, which brings healing to those who are wounded.
Our little bottle of Lucy’s potion reminds us that Jesus came to heal us – not just of sickness or disease, but from the far deeper problem of a sin-sick heart. Here is a verse that says it really well:
“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities: the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” ~ Isaiah 53:5
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