It isn’t until the movie’s almost over that Aslan finally makes an appearance. It’s one of the most touching moments, as Aslan and Lucy talk, and yet one of the most convicting as well.
Lucy asks Aslan if it was truly him that she saw earlier, and Aslan asks her why she didn’t follow Him. She replies that it would be hard for her to do it alone. And then she asks the question that hurts the most…
She asks Aslan what would have happened had she followed him– could it have kept the Narnians from being killed because they would have believed her and waited.
Ouch, what a question– it makes me wonder about the times when I knew I should witness, or those times when God’s wanted me to do something, and I’ve chosen a different path.
Aslan’s answer is on target– what has happened has happened, and there’s nothing that can be done about it now. However, we still have choices to go– there are still things that can and need to be done.
So, believer, if you’ve chosen the opposite path in the past, don’t dwell there. Take heart, there are still things to be done. Focus on following Him through the path ahead.