I know, Prince Caspian is from the Chronicles of Narnia, but I just saw it this past Saturday with my family, and I can’t get over the number of lessons that I saw that could be learned from this story, so I’d like to spend some time this week telling you them, before getting back on the VeggieTales track.
I’m going to try to go about this from memory and work my way chronologically, but we’ll see how it goes. (If you don’t want the movie spoiled, you may not want to read past this part.)
The first lesson that really struck me was the continued reference to the children in their size and abilities. This also happened in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, where the Narnians were expecting great kings and they got children instead.
In this one, the four children save a dwarf from the Talamaranes only to be questioned as to whether they’re truly the people that the horn promised it would bring. Then, an amusing demonstration is in order– Peter has the dwarf sword fight Edmund who handles him easily.
These children were skilled– their small stature was something that many thought was a liability. How often do we treat those that are younger or that seem weaker as less important to the body of Christ, when in fact these may be the prayer warriors, they may be they which are truly strong.
It’s all part of not thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought.