We recently went to see the newest in the series called The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Let me just say, even if you are not a huge C.E. Lewis fan, this is a great movie and a must see.
For those of you who have not seen the movies or read the books, Narnia is a fantasy world, created by C.S. Lewis, in which the Pevensie children one day find themselves. In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader.
Without giving away the whole move, Eustace finds himself being transformed into a dragon. Near the end of the movie, Eustace meets Aslan and Aslan changes him back into a boy. Edmund asked Eustace, “So what was it like when Aslan changed you back?” Eustace answered, “No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t do it myself. Then he came towards me. It sort of hurt – but it was a good pain, like when you pull a thorn from your foot.”
I have not been able to stop thinking about that line in the movie, "It sort of hurt – but it was a good pain, like when you pull a thorn from your foot".
Eustace is an excellent example of the transformation that we each much experience. The only way he could change was to have Aslan remove his dragon skin and emerge as a real boy. The only way you and I can change into the person God has created us to be is to have Jesus Christ remove the old and reveal the new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." (NASB)
Let God make the necessary changes in your life. Will it hurt? Probably, most change does. But it is "a good pain".