The title of my blog comes from a quote at the end of  ‘The Last Battle’, the final book in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ by C.S. Lewis.

“Perhaps you will get some idea of it if you think like this. You may have been in a room in which there was a window that looked out on a lovely bay of the sea or a green valley that wound away among the mountains. And in the wall of that room opposite to the glass there may have been a looking glass. And the sea in the mirror, or the valley in the mirror, were in one sense just the same as the real ones: yet at the same time they were somehow different — deeper, more wonderful, more like places in a story: in a story you have never heard but very much want to know. The difference between the old Narnia and the new Narnia was like that. The new one was a deeper country: every rock and flower and blade of grass looked like it meant more. I can’t describe it any better than that: if you ever get there you will know what I mean. It was the unicorn who summed up what everyone was feeling. He stamped his right fore-hoof on the ground and neighed, and then cried: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now. The reason why we loved the old Narnia so much is because it sometimes looked a little like this.”

My aim is to try and grasp some of the depths of the place that I know I was made for and bring the ideas I discover into the world now, that others might see and understand the beauty of that place. Here is a space where I can delve into my thoughts and attempt to bring my dreams to life. These thoughts are just that; thoughts, which I want to share as I wander along my journey to that deeper place.

I am a student at Cambridge University, studying Theology. I am trying to discover how to live my life as much like my saviour as I can, though most of the time I simply stumble along. I know that He is with me always and that everyday that I give to Him will be a day I treasure for all eternity. My desire is that I could live a life that speaks of His love and points towards the place we were all created for; the deeper place, in His presence…

One Response to “Explanations…”

  1. Jamie said

    Joe
    You got a mention in my preach today: “Theologians go down deeper, stay down longer and come up murkier than anyone else!”
    Praying you come up cleaner and fresher – this looks like you have found some beautiful clear clean water down there for others to drink from.
    Bless you
    Jamie

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